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Order Directing Retun of Minor Children to Country of Habitual Residence (short version)

March 16, 2016

This order is a “bare bones” form, providing that a child be returned to his or her habitual residence in the company of either the mother or the father.  

Judge James Garbolino has prepared the attached sample order for this website. The sample order does not represent official policy or recommendations of the Federal Judicial Center.

This document is part of The 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction: A Resource for Judges, a Special Topic Webpage.