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4 years of unfair trial

by Annie / Posted 08/03/2017 / Updated 31/05/2017

I am a mother of three children age 11 5 and 4. Children hold dual nationality (British and S.Korean)
We separated in 2013 and one night, three police officers came and searched our house for passports and took them away from me. Found out later on all because ex went to emergency court to say I am planning on abducting the children.

Since then I have not been able to get the passports back for children to visit Korea to see their maternal family.

Now ex and his partner(from America) saying they want to take children to Disneyland in America.
Although I have my fear of them not coming back, the Court telling me that ´USA is a member of Hague convention, if anything happens I can bring them back in 48 hours´.

My ex previously offered me to relocated to USA as he has business deal there. Of course I refused.

I don´t know if I am being paranoid or not.
People assuring me that he won´t do anything stupid.
But because ex keeps on saying I will take children away from him when I have no intension of it, worries me maybe he might be projecting himself on me.

Makes me feel sick to think about him not returning my children every night.

But Courts telling me to be realistic.

I am teaching children to remember the phone numbers and addresses just in case.
They are planning on going on holiday in summer.
It is nightmare that I do not want to be in.


From Choongo / Posted: 04/05/2017
If you have an option, do not allow them. It will be a battle to get them back. Hague Convention can be slow and not cheap.

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