Six months after the family judge decision, on October 7th, 2008 my appeal to the family judge was denied, Chloe needs to stay in Mexico.
On October 28th 2008 I filed an ”Amparo”. I am appealing the family judge decision in the Mexican federal court.
A Federal judge was assigned to Chloe’s case mid November 2008.
In March 2009 the Federal judge overruled the family judge decision and ordered the return of Chloe to the USA as soon as possible.
This decision was appealed by the kidnapper to the Mexican Supreme Court.
In June 2009 the Mexican Supreme Court made its final verdict. They ordered the return of Chloe to the USA.
“…la sala revoque la resolucion de primera instancia y conceda la restitucion de la menor Chloe Combe Rivas al domicilio que tenia antes de su traslado ilicito a esta ciudad, para lo cual debera tomar las medidas adecuadas para garantizar dicha restitucion, en forma immediate, y en las mejores condiciones para la menor.”
“…the court revokes the resolution made in first instance and grants the return of the minor Chloe Combe Rivas to the domicile that she had before her illegal transfer to this city (Mexico City), adequate measures will have to be taken to guarantee the above mention restitution, in immediate form and in the best condition for the minor.”
I have been working for three agonizing years to finally be able to read that sentence.
This decision will help future cases of parental kidnapping in Mexico to be resolved.
Thank you for all involved in that result.
Chloe was ordered to be returned to the USA by the Mexican Supreme court on June 2009, and still Chloe is not back home. The kidnapper has been hiding Chloe from US law and now Mexican law since June 2009.