Circuit Split Watch: Going Hague

, The National Law Journal


At first, the facts in Heydt-Benjamin v. Heydt-Benjamin, a pending petition for certiorari, seem commonplace: a marriage, two kids, a divorce filing, and a custody battle. Add concepts like "international child abduction," "treaty obligations," and "habitual residence," though, and the case becomes more complex — complex enough, according to the petition, to create a clear and well-developed circuit split.

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