No. 82-5765.

727 F.2d 303 (1984)

Betty Braaten FLOOD, Appellant, v. Gerald C. BRAATEN, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided January 31, 1984.

As Amended February 16, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lomurro, Eastman & Collins, Freehold, N.J., for appellant; Donald M. Lomurro, Freehold, N.J., on brief.

Robert A. Alphson, Grand Forks, N.D., for appellee.

Before ADAMS and HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judges, and TEITELBAUM, District Judge.

Submitted Under Third Circuit Rule 12(6) July 21, 1983.


ADAMS, Circuit Judge.

Every year between 25,000 and 100,000 children of broken marriages are kidnapped1 by a parent attempting forcibly to obtain custody over a child living with the other parent.2 The emotional cost of this "child snatching" — which must be borne in large measure by young persons who have...

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