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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 08:34:29 AM »
Ok, but this is from May 25.

I don't know if this is accurate information.  It was put on a blog of one of Silvana's supporters in the media:


http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/ancelmo/posts/2012/05/25/caso-sean-447049.asp


It says there will be a judgement on the 23rd (according to her lawyer) in New Jersey about her request to visit Sean.  The vast majority of comments are for David.

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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2012, 11:44:26 AM »
Yes, the blog was posted on May 25th.  But it stated that the judgement would be June 23rd and I had not seen it posted on the site before.

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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2012, 05:47:58 PM »
Yes, the blog was posted on May 25th.  But it stated that the judgement would be June 23rd and I had not seen it posted on the site before.


But June 23rd is a saturday. New Jersey Court judgement on a saturday?!?!?! Seems to be a false information from the blog.

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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2012, 06:21:13 PM »
It may be inaccurate.  I'm just reporting what I saw in the blog, and since the information is from a friend of the abducting family and their lawyer, it would not surprise me to be wrong.

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Re: Silvana Gets Her Day In Court!!! Unbelievable!!!
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2012, 06:58:38 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/court-brazilian-grandmother-of-nj-boy-in-noted-custody-case-should-get-hearing-on-visitation/2012/07/11/gJQAGwwjdW_story.html

Court: Brazilian grandmother of NJ boy in custody case should get hearing on visitation

By  Associated Press, Published: July 11     

TRENTON, N.J. — The Brazilian grandmother of a New Jersey boy who was the center of an international custody battle should get a chance to fight in court for visitation with him, a state appellate court has ruled.


The court said in a decision made public Wednesday that Silvana Bianchi Ribeiro should get a chance to prove terminating her relationship with the boy, 12-year-old Sean Goldman, would harm him. But the court wouldn’t act on her requests for interim visitation with Sean, who now lives with his father in Tinton Falls, and for a court-appointed attorney to represent him. The decision overturns a lower court’s ruling, in which the grandmother also was assessed more than $89,000 in legal fees. But those fees also were overturned in the appellate court ruling, which was first reported by Newark’s The Star-Ledger newspaper.

The three-judge appellate panel said the lower-court judge should have considered whether continued visitation with Ribeiro would have been in Sean’s best interests. The panel also urged Sean’s grandmother and his father, David Goldman, to settle their dispute outside court.
Sean, who was born in the United States, was 4 years old when his Brazilian mother, Bruna Bianchi, took him to Brazil for what was supposed to be a vacation. However, she announced she was staying there with Sean and later divorced David Goldman and remarried.


David Goldman then spent years in American and Brazilian courts before he finally took Sean home in December 2009.
Bianchi died in 2008 in childbirth, but Sean’s Brazilian stepfather and grandmother continued to fight for custody in Brazil.


David Goldman has previously refused visitation for Ribeiro unless she agrees to several conditions, including ending all litigation in Brazil seeking Sean’s return, a stance that was criticized by the appellate panel, which called it “unduly onerous.”
David Goldman’s lawyer, Patricia Apy, said Wednesday night that she had received the decision but had not had a chance to speak with him to discuss whether they will appeal it.
Lawyers for the grandmother could not be reached by telephone for comment on Wednesday.

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Re: Silvana Gets Her Day In Court!!! Unbelievable!!!
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2012, 10:33:24 AM »
Seriously?

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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2012, 01:51:16 PM »
Here is another one:

http://www.app.com/article/20120711/NJNEWS/307110100/Appellate-panel-Give-grandmother-from-Brazil-hearing-for-visitation-with-Tinton-Falls-boy

    Appellate panel: Give grandmother from Brazil hearing for visitation with Tinton Falls boy
Sean Goldman’s Brazilian grandmother can ask a court to determine whether she should be awarded visitation rights with the boy, a state Appellate Court panel ruled Wednesday.But the three-judge panel would not go so far as to allow interim visitation by the grandmother, Silvana Bianchi, while the case is continuing,
Bianchi, the panel ruled, “has demonstrated sufficient reason to require” a court hearing on the matter.
Bianchi’s late daughter, Bruna, took Sean from the United States to her native Brazil in 2004, after which she cut all ties with her husband, David Goldman, divorced him and married a prominent attorney there.
Bruna Bianchi died in 2008 from complications from childbirth, after which her second husband began the process to adopt Sean.
David Goldman fought to get his son back, even going so far as the White House and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The two were finally reunited in 2009, after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled that Sean should be given back to his father.
David Goldman has since refused visitation for Silvana Bianchi unless she agrees to several conditions, including ending all litigation in Brazil seeking Sean’s return. Silvana Bianchi’s husband died several years ago.
A motion seeking visitation with the Tinton Falls boy filed by the grandmother was dismissed by a lower court in February 2011. She and her late husband were also assessed more than $89,000 in legal fees.
The three-judge appellate panel also reversed the lower court’s decision on the fees in Wednesday’s decision.
The judges stated that the lower court jurist, Judge Michael Guadagno, erred when he decided that Goldman’s conditions for visitation were reasonable.
“In his legal ruling, the motion judge failed to consider the proposed visitation in light of (Sean’s) best interests,” the judges wrote.
The judges noted that Sean had “unquestionably” formed a strong bond with his grandmother, and that his therapist reported that it is “extremely important for (Sean) to maintain his relationship with his grandparents in Brazil.”
“(Sean) has already lost the opportunity for further contact with his maternal grandfather,” the judges wrote. “We urge the parties to find a compromise so that (Sean) is not similarly deprived of contact with his maternal grandmother or subjected to the rigors of the litigation process.”
Bill Bowman: 732-643-4212; bbowman@
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Kathleen Conley ·  Top CommenterI do not believe this woman should have any rights to see him!! What they did is wrong, and should not be able to see him now!Reply · 1 · Like · Follow Post · 19 hours ago


Timothy Steele“In his legal ruling, the motion judge failed to consider the proposed visitation in light of (Sean’s) best interests,” the judges wrote.
 
 What are these judges smoking? Sadly, I suspect they did not do their homework on the full background of this case, which clearly shows that this family of child abductors deserves nothing short of a swift kick in the ass by the US court system.Reply · Like · Follow Post · 4 hours ago


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Re: Silvana Gets Her Day In Court!!! Unbelievable!!!
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 02:20:26 PM »
Yes, very insightful decision by the NJ appeals court.  The lower court judge failed to consider whether contact with a child abuser is in the child's best interests.  Allow us to consider that for a moment... Nope. Not in the child's best interests. 
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2012, 04:44:05 PM »

The judges noted that Sean had “unquestionably” formed a strong bond with his grandmother, and that his therapist reported that it is “extremely important for (Sean) to maintain his relationship with his grandparents in Brazil.”


It seems that the judges took in account the brazilian therapist instead of the american one that reported Sean should be kept away from the grandmother. Weird!!!

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Re: Silvana Gets Her Day In Court!!! Unbelievable!!!
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2012, 06:09:56 PM »
Rewarding criminals seems to be standard practice in Brazil, but when did that start happening in the U.S.?!

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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2012, 07:31:35 PM »
Rewarding criminals seems to be standard practice in Brazil, but when did that start happening in the U.S.?!

 
What he said.  Totally unbelievable.
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Re: Silvana Gets Her Day In Court!!! Unbelievable!!!
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2012, 10:35:49 PM »
Are these judges crazy??  They should have one of their children abducted for 5 1/2 years and they would be singing a different tune. 
The next thing is for the witch to want visitation in Brazil and we all know how that would turn out!

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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2012, 06:43:49 AM »
Hopefully David's side will be able to provide an updated and current psychologist's report.  I just hope Sean isn't dragged into court over this an made to say whether he wants to see her or not.  In the NBC piece he said he wasn't ready yet.  And seriously, if this goes forward and she is awarded some kind of visitation, the courts can't be so stupid as to allow them to be unsupervised, could they?


Does anyone know what NJ's law on grandparent rights is?  Sean has been home for over two years now.  When David went to the Brazilian courts, they told him Sean was already too entrenched in Brazilian culture, after only one year, and wouldn't even let his own father see him! 

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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2012, 02:27:41 PM »
I'm surprised the Brazilian media isn't all over this yet.  Also, an interesting tidbit of information....  Katie Holmes' divorce attorney is the exact same attorney in NJ Silvana is using.  Looks like Mr. Wolfe is having a pretty good week.