Guimares v. Brann (May 8 2019) Supreme Court of Texas [pdf]

Marcelle Guimaraes v. Christopher Scott Brann (Texas Supreme Court). NIWAP, represented by KL Gates, served
as lead amicus on a brief before the Texas Supreme Court. The amicus curiae brief is filed
on behalf of a woman who is fighting for complete custody and the ability to keep her child in Brazil
away from the child’s father, who had abused the mother. The mother won a contested Hague
Convention Case in which both parties participated and the mother was granted the right to keep the child
in Brazil and was awarded full custody. The Texas trial court ignored the Brazilian order and in a divorce
proceeding awarded custody to the father.