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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Delvoye v. Lee
Citation:329 F.3d 330
Petitioner and respondent met in New York while petitioner was living in New York but residing in Belgium. They developed a romantic relationship and later that year, respondent became pregnant with petitioner’s child. She agreed to have the baby in Belgium. While there, she lived out of her suitcases. When her visa expired, she did not extend it and she returned to the U.S. with the baby. Over the next two months, the parties made several attempts to reconcile but they failed. The father then filed a petition to return the baby to Belgium under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, under which Baby S would have been wrongfully removed from Belgium if he was a habitual resident of the country.
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