A blow for fathers and sanity in custody cases

Parental Rights

Idaho Court Returns daughter to Dad

April 29th, 2012 by Robert Franklin, Esq.

The Idaho Supreme Court has struck a blow for fathers and sanity in custody cases.  Read about it here (Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, 4/27/12).  In the meantime notice the doggedness with which the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare tried to separate a father from his little daughter.  It doesn’t get much more blatant than this.

An unnamed Mexican national lived illegally in the United States for several years.  He met and married an American woman in 2007.  The pair moved to Mexico in 2008 – he under court order – where she became pregnant and returned to Idaho.  Because he had no legal status in the U.S., he couldn’t come back with her although he tried.  She gave birth to a baby girl in November of 2008.  In March of 2009, the father attempted to reenter…

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