GeneralSEAN GOLDMAN - USA - PARENTAL ABDUCTION
David Goldman an American Subject, married Bruna Bianchi Carneiro Ribeiro a Brazilian Subject in Eatontown, New Jersey, USA, on December 17, 1999.
They had a son, Sean Goldman, born in Red Bank, NJ on May 25, 2000.
On June 16, 2004, David drove Bruna, Sean and Bruna's parents to Newark Airport for a planned 2-week vacation to her parent's home in Brazil.
Upon her arrival, she called David Goldman to tell him that their marriage was over, and that she and Sean were not returning to the US and that if David ever wanted to see Sean again he would have to fly to Brazil and sign some legal documents she had prepared signing custody of Sean over to her.
David never signed any documents giving up custody of Sean. David, up until this point, had been under the impression that their home-life was happy and typical of any American family's.
Bruna made no allegations to the contrary, and this is well documented in the court records in both Brazil and the United States.
Although still legally married in the United States, Bruna obtained a divorce in the eyes of Brazil, without the presence or knowledge of David Goldman.
It is understood that Bruna became pregnant and remarried in Brazil within the past year. Bruna married an attorney in Brazil. He works for his father's law firm, a firm that concentrates on "Family Law," particularly international Family Law. The father has even spoken at The Hague regarding child abduction.
On August 22, 2008, Bruna tragically passed away during childbirth. It was assumed that David, being Sean's biological father, and the only other person with a reasonable claim to custody, would be reunited with Sean and return him to their home in the U.S.
Since learning of Bruna's passing, however, all of David's attempts to directly contact Sean or Bruna's family in Brazil have failed.
Bruna's Brazilian husband and parents have denied any contact between Sean and David and have even disobeyed a Federal Court order of visitation without any consequences for this blatant disregard for the law.
David Goldman soon established that Bruna's Brazilian husband did not file for custody of Sean. Instead, he filed to replace David (his biological father) on a birth certificate issued for Sean in Brazil, trying to erase Sean's true paternity.
David Goldman is fighting to regain custody of his son, who needs him more now than ever. David is fighting against people with substantial influence at high levels in the Brazilian judiciary system, government and media.
He has been fighting in the Brazilian courts under The Hague Treaty for 4+ years. All counts of the law under The Hague Treaty as well as Brazilian, US and international law state clearly that this is a case of parental child abduction and that Sean was and still is being retained illegally and should be returned to the US.
For David to regain custody of his son, it is imperative that he has high level support within the government and media of his own country.
David Goldman also needs the world to know of the situation he finds himself in to spread awareness to this tragic case. He needs the citizens of the world to stand behind him and to help him get his child back -- a child that is rightfully his.
This is a travesty of justice by any measure and an affront to human decency.
If you are shocked by this case - you can help David Goldman regain custody of his son by visiting the website www.BringSeanHome.org and reading about how you can help in the effort to bring Sean home.
Please also take the time to send the link to family and friends who may also be interested in helping raise awareness of this case.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO HELP REUNITE DAVID AND SEAN
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