The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction is a treaty that has been entered into between the United States and several other countries. It comes into play in a divorce situation either during a divorce or post divorce when children are taken from one country to another or there’s a threat of such. For example, it comes into play when parents move around and, say they lived in Minnesota for five years with their children and one of the parents got a job in a different country, for example, France. They move to France and live there for nine months. The question then becomes, which country has the authority to make decisions about custody of the children. Sometimes what will happen is one parent will come back to Minnesota after living in the other country. The parents get into a dispute about which country should be making the decision about custody and parenting time. One of the parents may petition for the children to be returned.