At least 22 active child custody disputes are ongoing between American parents and those living in Egypt. Little can be done in many of these cases, largely because many Muslim and Arabic nations have not adopted provisions from the Hague Convention that would protect abducted children. As a result, many youngsters are being prevented from seeing their birth parents because their mother or father has chosen to abscond with them.
There are many issues that need to be resolved when a couple decides to get divorced. There are considerations surrounding child support, spousal support and even who gets to keep the house. But for some couples, the biggest source of contention is child custody. Custody issues can become even more muddled if a child is taken across country borders.