Here is a post by first-time guest author and friend of Letters Blogatory Melissa Kucinski. Melissa practices family law at MK Family Law in Washington, and she focuses on cross-border cases. She has just started a blog on “family law across borders,” which I’ll be keeping an eye on. Melissa comments on a new Abduction Convention case in the Western District of Texas, in which the judge ordered the return of a child but stayed his order indefinitely in light of the pandemic. I don’t have a view on whether or not this is sensible, but I suspect we will be seeing many judges grapple with such questions, in this context and others. As I write this blog post, the U.S. east coast is…

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