A recently handed down court decision has ruled that a New York couple must return to Canada in order to finalize their child custody agreement. The argument had sparked between an American woman and a Canadian man. They met when the woman was attending medical school in Canada. An initial ruling had determined the children's custody situation would have to be determined by a Canadian court; that decision was confirmed by the 2nd Circuit earlier this month.
The couple's problems began shortly after their 2008 marriage, when the woman returned to her New York home to have her family help take care of her new child. That child was born in 2009. The husband came to visit his wife in New York for several months that fall. The couple eventually returned to Montreal later that year, with additional plans to return to New York the next year.