Apparently another battle has been won by David Goldman. Sean Goldman's maternal grandmother had filed a petition asking that the Brazilian court allow Sean to testify about where he wishes to live. Goldman's attorney, Patricia Apy, argued that 9-year-old Sean is too young to testify about his preference.
According to a story in the July 31, 2009 Asbury story:
"She said a provision of the Hague Convention on Child Abductions that governs how nations should handle these international cases and allows children's input, is aimed at teenagers.
" 'It's not to deal with (a) 7-, 8-, 9-year-old child,' Apy said. 'Children of that age are not in a position to say.' "
See "More Hope for Goldman," Asbury Park Press [Last accessed July 31, 2009.]
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