In Costa Rica, a court refused to send back a woman charged in the United States with kidnapping her daughter. The U.S. asked the court to extradite Nicole Kater, 28, who fled to the country three years during a contentious custody dispute with her American husband. The child's father was awarded custody in 2005, which led Kater to flee. She claims her husband was abusive - a standard tactic used in such cases. (Read more in the Nicaragua Daily News.)
International child kidnappings are on the rise as a global economy and the Internet bring together couples from various nationalities. These cases are tedious and difficult to win, depending on which countries a fleeing spouse resides in.
The Law in You Life tackles this topic with attorney Chris Schmidt, who explains to host Angela Wilson how to fight in these situations - and how to avoid them.