Several media sources are reporting that Kelly Rutherford would rather skip visitation with her children rather than turn over her children’s U.S. Passports to a neutral third party. Anyone that has been through the U.S. Family Law courts knows that there is always one party that is uncooperative. Apparently, for several years Rutherford and her former spouse can’t decide on an independent party to hold the passports. The uncooperative party appears to be Rutherford. In addition, Rutherford appears to be wanting to overrule the Family Law Custody Order, getting signatures on a White House Petition and now refusing to turn over her U.S. Passports for the children.
First of all, why does Kelly Rutherford need the U.S. Passports for her children. Per her court order, she can’t exactly bring them back to the United States. Her former spouse has been given custody by both the Los Angeles County Courts and the courts in Monaco.
Rutherford’s former spouse is currently represented by Fahi Takesh Halin of Harris and Ginsberg in Los Angeles, California USA. She is one of the most respected Family Law Attorneys in California and is one of the referral attorneys on the U.S. State Department list for Hague Convention Cases. It appears that Fahi Takesh Halin is now advising her former spouse not to provide Kelly Rutherford with her custody time until she turns over the U.s. Passports. She must believe that the Rutherford children are at risk for a parental kidnapping.
Could Kelly Rutherford attach herself to the “protective parent” cause by doing something really stupid and kidnapping her children. We really hope not. Hey Kelly, why not turn over the children’s U.S. Passports, take your custody time and start rebuilding the trust of this Los Angeles Judge?
Daily Mail – May 22, 2015