Unwed fathers should be wary of custody rights, take necessary steps

In the absence of an allocation judgment, an unwed father lacks standing to sue for the return of his child under the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Such is the holding of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Martinez v. Cahue, 2016 WL 3457617 (2016). An appeal of this decision is currently pending on petition for writ of certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court.The case involves a …

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