PSD Wins Federal Hague Convention Trial Reuniting Daughter with Brazilian Mother

In a 20-page written Memorandum of Decision and Order, PSD won a federal trial under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Order reunites a 13-year old girl with her mother in Brazil. The federal judge found that PSD’s client proved that the child’s father had retained the girl in breach of the mother’s custody rights under Brazilian law and that the father failed to prove any applicable defense. The Court has invited PSD to submit an application for an award of fees and costs, including attorneys’ fees, incurred pursuing recovery of the child.
PSD partners Peter Duffy and Phil Rakhunov served as lead counsel on the matter at trial.