The Monaco Court will most importantly be challenged to claim current jurisdiction to the International Custody of the children. This would prevent Kelly Rutherford and her legal team from forum shopping. Let’s face it, they’ve been to U.S. Federal Court, Los Angeles County Court and New York. They’ve even tried the White House and State Department.
The other issue of equal importance is the children’s United States Passports as well as custody time for Kelly Rutherford. When Rutherford is in Monaco, of course she will want to see her children but how will the court ensure that the children are not kidnapped again. What’s to prevent Rutherford from flying the children back to the United States with some other claim?
As we’ve always stated, we would like to hear Kelly Rutherford tell the World that she does not believe in International Parental Kidnapping. She should reassure her former spouse that she will not kidnap the children again.
I doubt that one court session would be able to solve these issues in only one hearing. That would be expecting too much after six years. I do have high hopes that at some point, Kelly Rutherford and her legal team will find a way to compromise so everyone can move on with their lives, especially the children.