My case in the EU is ongoing; I have already used the information/methods below in my case in the EU.
You have the right to request a representative from US Embassy or Consulate attend each hearing in foreign countries. From what I have read regarding your case, there is BIAS & PREDUDICE, this is one
additional reason they should attend your hearings. (Use Bias & Prejudice as a trump card if they resist)
“Your Attorney not accepting evidence” is a very bad sign and a huge violation of Hague on recognizing judgments which they are a party to(below), Hague Appostille, Annex of Hague, the list gets longer $including lawsuits$ with countries failing to follow the foundation of The Hague.
Chain of Evidence- -Hague Apostille --US Embassy/Consulate = American Citizen Services (ACS)
* Don’t send important/vital documents needed in Irish court direct to your attorney in Ireland,
* Don’t send important/vital documents direct to AMC.
* Keep the chain of evidence clean. US Court direct to US Embassy/Consulate ->
To your Irish Attorney->Into Irish Court.
* Ask-Demand your Irish Attorney, always copies your ACS contact into every reply & email sent.
If you suspect bull shit : **
** Begin Bcc: to ACS into email to your Irish attorney, in case he is taken you for a ride
and is setting you up for failure as Sagedad pointed out. My EU attorney did $lawsuit$+Judge.
** Control your Attorney, get everything in writing (bcc email's) what you are expecting, he should
reply understands that he understands, without it becoming a misunderstanding Bcc: ACS
** I got taken for a $50,000 dollar ride by my attorney this didn’t include translations and extra 6
month un budgeted stay in EU.
You or your US Attorney:
1) Request the Court Clerk In MO send the "specific" document(s) to your (ACS) American Citizen
Service @ Embassy or Consulate contact via email and send hard copies direct to your AMC contact.
Cced: You, your US Attorney, your Congressman, Senator and your Irish Attorney in
* Don’t over flood the Irish court, Include Orders, Judgment’s and evidence that supports the common
sense “plain English” goals you achieved in the USA.
2) Request that the clerk provide a cover letter.
"Mr._____ has requested the county clerk of ______ to transmit the following court documents
electronically. The certified copies are in transit via_____________ mail service to the US
Embassy/Consulate. The County of ____________ appreciates your courtesy in accepting the
electronic versions in the interim, considering this very important matter. Enclosed are the
following ________ County court Orders
_ County Court Clerk has sent these documents to American Citizen Service, US Embassy/Consulate
attention Vice Consulate General_______/Chief of American Citizens Services.
3) Once Hard Copies arrive if possible, have your attorney go to Embassy/Consulate. If Embassy/Consulate must send to your attorney, ensure they are Signed & Sealed, you will have to pay for certified delivery cost.(Send cash in advance some Emb/Cons take credit cards. or Lost in the mail
If you follow the correct chain of evidence, your evidence meets Hague Apostil, Hague Evidence Conventions requirements under Hague. It goes on and on. Note I have already proven this to a resistant court in my case in the EU, you can research and you will find this. I submitted 150 pages + using the method listed. Your AMC contact / Foreign Service Officer are an incredible asset, this continues in my case.
When American Citizen Service receives the documents: They are to attach and produce a cover letter to authenticate the source and transmission of your documents, which sent the cert copies, in route. AMC Signs and Seals the document(s) AMC may have a cost per cover page.
The method of transmitting evidence is a part of the Hague Apostil on evidence.
Embassy’s & Consulates are very aware of the evidence chain and they know how countries operate and don’t operate; unfortunately you are not the first case they’ve had.
Is your current attorney on the US Embassy / Consulate list of attorneys in Ireland?
Do you have a solid contact, vice consulate, section chief in AMC?
Is your Congressman and Senator involved, they can apply a lot of pressure: 1. Ensure your being assisted by Embassy /Consulate. 2. Engage State Dept to interact on your behalf. 3. Much more..
Please know this Foreign Service Officers are as important, just as important as our military, those at the bottom get things done and those that have spent too much time looking down @ the bottom continue to lose touch with reality! Respect these people and kick their ass when they deserve it, all are Americans after all and parents. Expect your ass kicked back then get back in it~!
chapter I - scope of the convention
(1) The objects of the present Convention are –
a) to determine the State whose authorities have jurisdiction to take measures directed to
the protection of the person or property of the child; USA
b) to determine which law is to be applied by such authorities in exercising their
c) to determine the law applicable to parental responsibility; USA
d) to provide for the recognition and enforcement of such measures of protection in all
Contracting States; USA
e) to establish such co-operation between the authorities of the Contracting States as may
be necessary in order to achieve the purposes of this Convention. USA
Articles 23, 26 and 52 of the Convention allow Contracting Parties a degree of flexibility in order to apply a simple and rapid regime for the recognition and enforcement of judgments
. The Community rules provide for a system of recognition and enforcement which is at least as favorable as the rules laid down in the Convention. Accordingly, a judgment given in a Court of a Member State of the European Union, in respect of a matter relating to the Convention, shall be recognized and enforced in Ireland by application of the relevant internal rules of Community law. BIAS/PREDUDICE UNLESS IRISH COURT ACCEPTS #1 USA JURISDICTION #2 USA JUDGEMENTS
Ireland, pursuant to Article 34, paragraph 2 of the Convention, hereby declares that requests under paragraph 1 of Article 34 shall be communicated to its authorities only through its Central Authority
June 2011 Hague “Special Commission” accepts the language of this VITAL US Supreme court ruling.
Throw this at your Irish Attorney! Very important language Parental Alienation Syndrome [PAS]http://www.hcch.net/upload/wop/concl28sc6_e.pdf
45. In relation to the autonomous Convention meaning of the term “rights of custody”, the Special Commission takes notice of Abbott v. Abbott, 130 S.Ct. 1983 (2010), which supports the view that a right of access combined with a right to determine the residence of the child constitutes a “right of custody” for the purposes of the Convention and acknowledges that it is a significant contribution towards achieving consistency on an international level regarding its interpretation.
I understand the challenge with your son, I went through this also though ½ as challenging as you.
I am not an attorney but it seems your irish attorney is drunk @ the wheel driving your case into a wall. I am a left behind parent and most importantly I Love My Kids!
Keep kicking ass StrongConviction!