Monday, May 23, 2016
Mendoza v Pascual 2016 WL 320951 (S.D. Georgia, 2016) [Mexico][Petition denied]
Court appointed a guardian ad litem for minor child who submitted a report to the Court and testified briefly. There was insufficient evidence that Mexico ever became A.M.'s habitual residence. Therefore, the retention of A.M. in Illinois in August 2014 was not a wrongful retention within the meaning of Article 3 of the Hague Convention and without a wrongful retention, this Court has no authority to order the child to be returned to Mexico.