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Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« on: March 31, 2009, 05:04:21 PM »
Leaving shortly to Mexico for the final hearing in Sage's case in family court on April 2nd.  The sad reality is that the judges decision, which should be handed down in mid april and has been 10 months in the making, will be largely cosmetic and will dictate little more than which side initiates the appeal before we move into the appellate and federal courts.

The good news is that I have visitation with Sage at the court house scheduled for the same day!!!   :)  

We formally requested it, in writing this time, a month and a half in advance to avoid any excuses for why my wife didn't get Sage to the courthouse.  It will weigh strongly against her in the coming proceedings if she interferes with this visit so I am reasonably confident that it should go off without a problem.
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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 05:09:29 PM »
Carlos, I hope you get to see Sage. :D Good luck! Have fun!

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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 07:04:29 PM »
Yea let me know how everything goes man, I hope it runs smoothly
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 07:11:54 PM »
hey, good luck!!!
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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 08:53:49 PM »
Thanks everyone!  I'll try to provide live updates once i'm on the ground tommorow morning :)

Though i'm kinda worried now...  Just saw that the US State Department has put out a travel advisory for Mexico:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html

Apparently, "In recent years, dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico" ...that sounds bad...

...guess when it's dozens of "people" they put out an advisory to warn people.  When it's literally hundreds of children per year they quietly tuck it into their annual non-compliance report....:conf:
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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 09:15:59 PM »
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Though i'm kinda worried now...  Just saw that the US State Department has put out a travel advisory for Mexico:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html

Apparently, "In recent years, dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico" ...that sounds bad...
Mexico is in the middle of a literal war with drug gangs. Although you're rather pessimistic, let's hope that this trip brings you more than a brief visit with Sage.

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 09:23:19 PM »
Good Luck! Be Careful And most of all Give your little boy a huge hug!!!!;)

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 10:39:13 PM »
Carlos, I hope you get to spend some quality time with Sage and let him know how much you love him. He'll need that connection when he comes home to you.

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 07:37:10 AM »
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CARLOS... we are praying for your success...

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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 08:48:47 AM »
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Thanks everyone! I'll try to provide live updates once i'm on the ground tommorow morning :)
 
Carlos....Good luck, God Bless, and be safe.....

Give Sage a big BSH hug from all of us.......
Lastly - David, there are many prayers across the world going out for you and Sean. When I got my son home - regardless of all the attempts of parental alienation that were forced on him - he said "Father, I always knew you loved me." I am certain Sean feels the same way.
 
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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 09:55:22 AM »
Good luck and be safe.  Enjoy that little boy.  We are all hoping for a good outcome :)

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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009, 11:13:01 AM »
Pictures from visit...







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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2009, 11:22:26 AM »
WOW man that's exciting, he looks healthy, hope things are running smoothly with the trial so you can have him back in the US where he belongs!
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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2009, 11:31:38 AM »
The actual hearing was just a formality where we turned in our written closing arguments.  It actually shouldn't have been necessary to have a formal hearing for it or to delay the proceedings for a month and a half for it to take place.  

I did get to see Sage though.  It was, and is, a very bittersweet experience.  He'll be turning 2 soon and i've barely seen him since shortly after he turned 1.  He's grown so much and it's hard to look at him without realizing how much i've missed.  So many moments that can never be recovered...  He remembers me, but was pretty shy at first and I wonder if he feels like I abandoned him or that he hasn't seen me because I chose not to see him... He can say so many words now and knows the names of so many things.. I brought a suitcase full of toys, clothes and snacks and brought my laptop with a Dora the Explorer cartoon that we watched.  I also brought him the official Mexico World Cup soccer uniform and soccer ball.  The outfit is cute and rather contradicts their claims that I am "racist" against "Mexican's".

The family court judge now has 10 working days to render a verdict.
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Re: Sage: Trip to Mexico - Closing Arguments
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2009, 11:39:51 AM »
He's so cute! Thanks for the story. I can imagine how you felt and I am sure David can relate with what you felt too. Hope you get to see him more frequently now.