In Denmark we recently had a case where a mother with Austrian origins who had lived with her child in Denmark opted to relocate back home after having lived with her child in Denmark.
Her former boyfriend with whom she shared custody despite the child living at her place all his life protested this after she had left for Austria. Down there the courts then granted her sole custody. However in Denmark the father went to the Danish courts after hearing of the Austrian case and he got sole custody in Denmark.
Neither Denmark nor Austria would accept the rulings of the other nation regardless of the fact that both Denmark and Austria are both members of the European Union. Back in 1992 Denmark did force the entire union to grant Denmark special permission to remain outside the Euro, having their own defense policy and not least non-partipation on Legal Corporation. Everyone now knows how the Euro is mentioned all the time in the same sentence as bankruptcy. Denmark also did want to get their hands dirty involving young Danes in the cleanup of dirty colony businesses in Africa. They would rather kill some terrorists in the Middle East as they are considered the greatest threat against the Danish culture by the population.
But the Danish non- participation the legal corporation meant that the child was in a legal loophole being forced to live in Austria. Then some months ago the Danish father hired some thugs to kidnap the child from Austria. He returned to Denmark and was not arrested by the police. Father and son are now united and the boy is living in Denmark, but they cannot leave Denmark because there is an international arrest order against the father. Somehow this case it not a real victory for the boy.
The European Union can be a legal mess as the story above shows. However in the United States it isn’t better.
In the state on Louisiana a teenage girl with the name Victoria is happy living and attending a normal high school despite the fact that her parents did recently divorce.
But her happiness are short-lived because in only a few weeks she is going to be transported 1,000 miles away to a desert in Utah where she is going to attend a fundamentalist Mormon boarding school named “Diamond Ranch Academy” where a boy lost his life as late as in 2009.
There is now a petition trying to save her from losing her teenage life and properly some year academically as credits are not easily transferred back home due to higher academically standards in Louisiana.
There are none who can see any sense in Victoria going to Utah unless you are the father trying to pull some kind of revenge against the mother. It is odd that any Judge would play along.
Now there is an online petition where people are urged to protest her abandonment to Utah. I would sign if I lived in the United States.
It is a crazy world we live in where parents put their interests in front of their children. I can only say “Tasteless”.
For more information about the cases:
- Danish delay to blame for abduction (Denmarks Radio, April 4 2012)
- Save Victoria from Diamond Ranch Academy (Ipetitions)