He hasn’t been keeping me updated regarding the status of the paperwork, but he has been texting our daughter and updating her. Yesterday she showed me a text from him that was sent a couple of days ago. It stated there was a Hague hold up. She not knowing what that meant and not thinking it was important, she never bothered to question him. As soon as I read the text, I knew this was going to take much longer than expected. I just don’t understand why he would need to go by The Hague Convention when he was only obtaining a copy of court order that would only be sent to me? I guess it’s possible that someone may have told him that this needed to be done. But I can’t help but wonder if there is something more behind this
For those of you who do not know what The Hague Convention is, it has to do with International Law regarding the agreements between countries regarding children. Maybe he is going this route because he will be sending the court ordered custody paperwork to me and perhaps they told him something had to accompany it such as a form or special seal. I have emailed him to question why this had to be done, but he has not replied. Here are two possible reasons why he may have decided to do this besides what I just mentioned;
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is the main international agreement that covers international parental child abduction. It provides a process through which a parent can seek to have their child returned to their home country.
The Hague Convention also deals with issues of international child access. When a parent or guardian lives in a different country to the home country of their child, it may be hard to work out access to them.
I am little concerned about the first one because Greece is her home country and always will be. Even though she has dual citizenship, I have no idea how that would come into play at this point. I am just going to wait and see what he says or if he says anything at all.