In child custody disputes they can take many different turns in there lengthy process. Often the parties cannot resolve there disputes in a local court and seek the help of the a foreign country. Often this foreign county is the home country of the one of the parents. Thus an international child custody dispute emerges.
Erno Ilvyes was just such a parent here int he United States. He and his ex got into a custody dispute and the mother took off with the child to Autria. Now it is not easy to take a child out of the country unless the other parent consents to the travel. Usually there must be an itinary with the plane ticket stating a departure and a return date. Apparently in Mr Ilvyes case the mother boarded the Lufthansa airline heading to Austria without the necessary requirements. He signed no consent for her to depart abroad with his child. Thus the mother did not return home from Austria and has since basically kidnapped the child. There are international kidnapping laws on the books and they should assist Mr. Ilvyes however, often the host country does not sometimes cooperate with the laws.
It has been two years since he last saw the children his ex-wife spirited off to Austria.