Blaming a whole country for your situation is a little bit sad...
Get a lawyer on the case and get on with your lives.
TommyG Read it again and absorb. You read it too fast. It is the legal system that is at fault and Poland's lack of care for children. The Law is what makes a country. If the Law is bad the it follows does it not.
I don't actually think in general terms like that but in child cases Poland is without doubt the worst country in Europe.
The reason I post this stuff up here is so people can see the danger they are in should their international relationship fail. We have spent over 2 years in the courts now. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Abducting children is certainly against the law. I get the feeling thats not the whole story.
In Poland you cannot abduct your own child. Both parents have equal responsibility and there is no provision in Polish Law to prevent it. If you call the Police they refer you to the courts and the courts want to spend six months deciding who is the responsible parent. This usually falls to the parent with the children. The abductor.
Sad but true
LOL. And i always thought one pays the lawyers to do ones bidding. ;)
Get new ones.
If you think like that you may be in for a shock when something doesn't go your way. In my experience most are just doing a job, take to much on, know a lot about a lot of things but not enough about something specific. It's far safer to attain the knowledge yourself and direct them.
We have the best. Our UK solicitor is a barrister specializing in Polish, English and International Law, fluent in Polish. Our Polish solicitor is great. I have an excellent understanding of the Hague and Brussels II and a fair idea of Polish Law.
The problem anyone has in this situation is that Poland does not play by the rules and actually breaks the Law.
There are over a hundred cases of parental abductions involving Poland and the UK a year. How many occur in total is anyones guess because its not possible to abduct your own child under Polish Law.