Khalip v. Khalip
Clarification ORDER entered re: 57 Motion Clarification of Order of June 30, 2011 Regarding "Custody". Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (JOwe)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
OLEG YURIYOVICH KHALIP,
Case No. 10-13518
HON. AVERN COHN
ALLA VIKTORIVNA KHALIP, a/k/a
ALLA VIKTORIVNA GALKIN,
This case involves a petition for the return of minor children pursuant to the Hague
Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child
Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA). 42 U.S.C. §§ 11601-11610. On May 17, 2011, the
Court ordered Petitioner Oleg Yuriyovich Khalip (Petitioner) and Alla Viktorivna Khalip’s
(Respondent) two children back to the Ukraine and stayed the effectiveness of the order
for 30 days. (Doc. 31). On June 14, 2011, Respondent filed a motion for reconsideration.
(Doc. 33). On June 22, 2011, the Court denied the motion and lifted the stay. (Doc. 39).
On June 30, 2011, the Court granted Petitioner’s motion to enforce the return order,
effective July 11, 2011, and denied Respondent’s motion for a stay pending appeal. (Doc.
Now before the Court is Respondent’s motion asking the Court to clarify that a June
30, 2011, order enforcing the return order, (Doc. 45), did not award custody rights to either
The full background of the case is reflected in the stated memorandums and orders,
particularly the Memorandum and Order Granting Petitioner to Return Minor Children,
(Doc. 31), and the Memorandum and Order Granting Petitioner’s Motion to Implement
and Enforce Return Order. (Doc. 45).
party. Indeed, as stated in the Memorandum and Order Granting Petitioner to Return Minor
Children, (Doc. 31), in an ICARA case the Court “has jurisdiction to decide the merits of an
abduction claim, but not the merits of the underlying custody dispute. Blanc v. Morgan, 721
F. Supp. 2d 749, 757 (W.D. Tenn. 2010); ICARA, § 4(b); 42 U.S.C.A. § 11603(b).
Accordingly, the Court did not award custody rights in its June 30, 2011, order, (Doc.
45), or in any other order entered in this case.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: August 15, 2011
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to the attorneys of
record on this date, August 15, 2011, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
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