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Chafin v Chafin

American Father Wins Supreme Court Case in Custody Dispute

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

In the case, Chafin v. Chafin, the Supreme Court held that the jurisdiction of the American federal courts does not end when the child has been returned to another country pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Rare Family Law Case Heard by U.S. Supreme Court

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

Many parents embroiled in child custody cases might only dream of bringing their cases to the highest court in the land, yet this became reality for Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Lee Chafin last week, when oral arguments were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in his case, Chafin v. Chafin.

Supreme Court Weighs In On Contentious Custody Battle

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court seemed to struggle Wednesday to find a middle ground on whether American courts have any further say in an internation...