Monday, May 23, 2016
In Re K.J 2016 WL 874360 (SD Fla, 2016) [Sweden] [Petition granted] [now settled defense not established]
Although more than one year passed between the date of wrongful removal and the date of filing the Court found that K.J. was not now settled in his new environment. Age and maturity defense not established where 11 year old child, was found sufficiently mature that his views should be taken into account and did not object to returning to Sweden. At most, K.J. was ambivalent as to whether to remain in the United States or return to Sweden. Such ambivalence in K.J.'s wishes with respect to returning to Sweden was insufficient to meet Respondent's burden of proof as to this exception.