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Family Law: termination of parental rights, rights of the child, child support. (Russia)

My goal is to get the divorce as soon as possible.

The custody issue will be addressed in the US, it can not be avoided.

If we included custody in St. Petersburg, Olga will simply delay and delay the process.

In the event Olga would return to Russia, that I would have zero recourse and

ability to see my daughter.

That said, I would be sure to report her to the FBI for child abduction if she ever tries to take my daughter out of the US.

This is the only compelling reason to even consider some custody order in St. Petersburg.

So, after the divorce is separated from the custody, we may want to address custody in Russia, to protect my parental rights in the event she does return.


Do you have a custody case in U.S.? If not, you need to address to Supreme or Family Court and ask the judge to prohibit leaving from U.S. for your child. Otherwise, your wife has a good chance to get custody in Russia and she can remove your child from the United States on the basis of the Russian order. You will need the support of American Court in this matter.

If you have custody case in the court, what action has been before: custody issues in U.S. or custody issues in Russia?

Do you have copy of your American action for custody? Please send me it.

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