Thursday, December 17, 2009

More of the Same for U.S. Father Seeking to Regain Custody of Child in Brazil

"Brazilian top court rules boy stays for now"
"International court battle began after child’s Brazilian mother died in 2008"
"Brazil's Supreme Court delayed the return of a 9-year-old boy to his New Jersey father.

Thursday's ruling by Justice Marco Aurelio Mello agreed with a petition by the boy's Brazilian family that he should remain in Brazil until the court decides whether the child's own testimony should be heard in the case.

The ruling suspended a Wednesday judgment by a lower court ordering that David Goldman be given custody of his son, Sean. On Thursday, Goldman was met by a crush of reporters at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, where he was hopeful to return to the U.S. with the boy."

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