My wife was awarded custody of our son in America. I live there, too, and have visitation rights. My wife has taken our son to Israel against my will and shows no signs of returning. Can I bring an action to get my son returned to the States or am I prevented from this because I don’t have custody ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 30 May, 2022
You can bring a Hague Convention Case for the return of your son even though your wife has custody. The convention protects visitation rights too, so that the non-custodial parent has legal standing to bring an action under the convention.