A custody battle that started in Ireland has led authorities to Michigan.
Angela Holmes, from Birmingham, Michigan, and her husband, Michael, had a baby girl in Ireland, Jocelyn. However, last year in 2011, Angela fled Ireland to the United States, using special U.S. embassy help to return to Michigan. Angela fled without her passport or a passport for the baby.
Michael, who legally has joint custody, filed what is known as a Hague Convention case. He demanded to have Angela and baby Joycelyn returned to Ireland to settle the parties’ custody dispute.
Angela claims her husband is emotionally unstable and asked an Oakland County court for a personal protection order against Michael, who is still in Ireland.
Till now, Angela is still on the run with the baby and no where to be found. Its instances like these where you would want to hire a family law attorney to assist you in this custody battle.
If you have a child custody dispute in Orange County or Los Angeles County, contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for further assistance.