Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sean And David Goldman Ruling in Brazil
Reading the news and looking over the latest developments with Sean and his father, David Goldman, I am even further entrenched in my opinion that the Brazilian step-father and his supporters are simply manipulating the situation to gain advantage.
David Goldman can now have Sean effectively live with him during the week - from Monday morning through to Saturday evening.
Fantastic news - what a brilliant win for David ... err, NOT!
The catch is he has to do all of this in Brazil while David lives in New Jersey, USA.
In other words this is a completely BS court ruling that gives David and Sean everything and gives them NOTHING.
The step-father is clearly doing everything possible to manipulate proceedings including the 11th hour appeal which retained Sean in Brazil when he was set to get on a plane and go home with his dad.
The psychologist who evaluated Sean, and turns out to be paid for by the step-father, claims visitation is not working well for Sean - so how does Sean seeing Dad in Brazil help him? Why would it not be better for visitation to take place in New Jersey and say, step-father take Sean in his custody to America to facilitate reunification?
Probably because as soon as Sean steps foot on US soil he'll be in his father's care faster than you can say, "Uncle Sam" and certainly faster than you can say,"Corned Beef from Brazil".
How about the child support issue?
David Goldman - what a barsteward!
Not one dime paid in child support!
Put that man up against a wall and shoot him for not supporting his kid - abducted to a foreign country which refuses to obey international law, and refuses to return a child to his rightful and lawful parent who happens to be the only one left alove.
Oh, and meanwhile that parent has to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to get through this because the same Brazilian legal system which has failed so utterly and completely, has fuelled a situation where as far as legal costs and all the other ancillary costs of international child abduction just become one great big money pit - I know, $450,000 and counting for Emily.
Abductors should not be rewarded for their behavior and David Goldman is absolutely right when he said,
"Can you take someone's child to another country and then expect the parent to support you in the abduction of the child?"
Actually he is also wrong - the practical reality is, "Yes!", your child can be abducted to a foreign country and youare expected to pay the abductor to support your child.
That's one reason I was assessed by JudgeDoyle in Florida for $30,000 in back child support after Emily was abducted in 2003 - just to go along with the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent trying to find her and bring her home - I think Judge Doyle was trying to say, "Go away" or something like that.
Posted by Emily's Dad at 3:40 PM