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US Supreme Court “Aligns” With Treaty Partners In International Child Custody Dispute

  • Published: October 1, 2020

The US Supreme Court unanimously affirmed on Tuesday lower court rulings that a kid at the center of an international custody dispute—ruled by the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction—is rightly in Italy.

The child, known only as AMT in court documents, is now 5 years old and has been in Italy for years. Her American mother, Michelle Monasky, met and married the Italian father, Domenico Taglieri, in the US, but AMT was born in Italy. The mother fled back to the States with her newborn weeks after the girl’s birth, saying the father was abusive.

He challenged this move in an American federal court, arguing that he never approved it. The trial court found AMT belonged in Italy and a federal appeals court found no error in the ruling that the child’s habitual residence wasn’t the US…Read More

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