“This case is unusual in that it marks a new found cooperation between courts of different countries working together to implement an international treaty, across international and jurisdictional boundaries,”
The attorneys for Mr. Tlustochowicz worked swiftly and tirelessly on behalf of their client. The Article 15 Petition was filed on July 11, 2012, and Judge Feinerman put the matter on an expedited schedule, as the Polish Court is scheduled to conduct hearings on September 17, 2012. The ruling came in the wake of a full day of trial on August 30, 2012. The wife, who testified via telephone link, came under the sharp cross examination of Mr. Filipowicz.
At the conclusion of the proceedings, Judge Feinerman took the step of praising the professionalism and skill of counsel Andrey Filipowicz.
Filipowicz commented that, “I am pleased that my client’s position was vindicated by the Judge. This is a necessary step on the path to the reunion of father and child. My client has done everything in his power to secure the return of his son, and I am proud of the role my Firm has played in making that reunion possible.”
For further information about this case, contact Jennifer Whiteside at 312-296-3666.