The case of the day, Nasr v. El-Harke (Minn. Ct. App. 2011), involves recognition and enforcement of a Lebanese child custody order. Ordinarily I do not cover the child custody cases my Westlaw query captures, which generally arise under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. For one thing, there are a lot of them—on many that they might overwhelm the blog if I tried to keep up. For another thing, the Convention is more or less sui generis, and cases arising under it may not be of much interest to folks who don’t handle family law cases. But Nasr is interesting to me for two reasons. First, Lebanon is not a party to the Convention, and the case arises…

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