2013 Past Headlines
Professor Ryznar Discusses Issues in International Child Custody Case
Professor Margaret Ryznar discusses the issues in an international child custody case involving an Indiana mother who was awarded full custody, but who has had to move to her ex-husband’s native Cyprus in an attempt to see her children.
Marla Theocharides was granted a divorce and full custody of the couple’s two children in an Indiana court. She also agreed to “joint custody” in a court in Cyprus that granted her visitation rights. She now says that her ex-husband is keeping the children away from her.
“No matter which countries are involved, international child custody cases are inherently difficult for one of the parents, who must spend huge resources battling in a foreign court,” Professor Ryznar said. The story is available on the Indianapolis Star’s website.
Professor Ryznar joined the faculty in Fall 2012, and teaches family law; international and comparative family law; juvenile law; income taxation of individuals, fiduciaries and business associations; and trusts and estates. She edits the Family Law Prof Blog and is a contributor to the Huffington Post.