A couple emigrate with two daughters from previous relationships – without the consent of the other parents. Now a court has ensured that there will soon be a reunion in Germany.
In the case of child abduction in Paraguay, a court cleared the way for the two girls to return to Germany.
The children and youth court in the capital Asuncion approved an agreement on Friday evening (local time) to repatriate the ten and eleven-year-old children, as the lawyers Stephan Schultheiss and Ingo Bott announced on Saturday.
Girls should be returned to other parents
The girls are said to be brought back there by the two parents coming from Essen and Munich, who initially stayed in Germany. The other two parents, who emigrated with the girls, should also return to Germany in the coming week and submit to the judiciary there. According to the Paraguayan public prosecutor’s office, there was an international arrest warrant against her.
The court decision must first be communicated to the South American country’s migration authority on Monday, said Schultheiss, who works in Paraguay, to the German Press Agency. After that, the children would fly as soon as possible.
Couple turns after negotiations
On Thursday (local time), the German emigrant couple wanted for child abduction – the father of one girl and the mother of the other girl – turned themselves in to the police in Paraguay after negotiations with Schultheiss and Bott. The couple is married to each other for the second time and emigrated to Paraguay with their two children last November without the consent of their respective ex-partners. According to the mother who stayed behind in Germany, they wrote in a farewell letter that they did not want the girls to be vaccinated against the corona virus.
According to the lawyers, the court in Asuncion also lifted a travel ban against the girls that had been issued when they were still being searched for. The hearing was therefore the first meeting of the four parents in more than half a year.