Vasconcelos v. Batista

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Outcome: Hague Convention - Age & Maturity Exception

Father filed Petition under Hague Convention, seeking return of child to Brazil, alleging that Mother unlawfully abducted the child from Brazil.  Father filed Petition with U.S. District Court, Northern District.  Trial held.  District Court ruled that the well-settled exception under the Hague Convention applied, and denied Father’s petition.  Father appealed the U.S. District Court’s finding…