May a custodial parent, over the objection of the co-parent, exercise parenting time in a country that is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction? Parent A says: "I am the custodial parent. I should be able to take my children to visit my parents in Jamaica (for example) without my co-parent's permission because I have custody and he/she only has parenting time." Parent B says: "Michigan law prohibits a parent from exercising parenting time in a non-Hague Convention country if I do not agree. And I don't agree because all of the custodial parent's relatives live in the non-Hague Convention country and I am fearful that if they travel there, the children will never be returned."
And, indeed, this is what the Michigan statute says: