Julie Colton Discusses Domestic Violence in International Child Custody in JURIST
In an article published in JURIST, a web-based legal news and real-time legal research service powered by the University of Pittsburgh, on September 2, 2022, Family law partner Julie Colton discusses international travel in child custody matters. Julie’s article, titled “SCOTUS Addresses Domestic Violence in International Child Custody,” examines the US Supreme Court case Saada v. Golan, discussing the safety measures when assessing if a child should be returned to a country where there is a grave risk.
In cases involving a grave risk argument, the parties and counsel should be prepared to discuss ameliorative safety measures. As the Supreme Court leaves the consideration of such remedies to the discretion of the court, the parties and counsel should be prepared to discuss them even though they are not required. One does not want to show up unprepared. The lack of clear direction increases the burden on parties and counsel.
Read the full article here.