David Goldman’s struggle to re-unite with his 9-year-old son Sean today has been put on hold by a Brazilian Judge. The Brazilian Supreme Court will now have to rule on Sean’s fate. Over four years ago David Goldman’s son, Sean, was abducted by his mother to Brazil. David has been fighting an expansive legal battle in the Brazilian courts to bring his son home.
David’s wife, Bruna, remarried in Brazil and then died last fall giving birth to a new daughter. Bruna’s new husband was then shockingly awarded custody of Sean by a Brazilian court.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (CNN) — A Brazilian supreme court judge on Tuesday suspended a lower court’s order that would have given custody of a 9-year-old boy to the U.S. consulate in Rio de Janeiro, where he was to be reunited with his American father.
Judge Marco Aurelio argued against taking Sean Richard Goldman from what has been his home for almost five years to the United States “in an abrupt manner.”
Doing so, he wrote in his order published on the supreme court’s Web site, could subject the boy to psychological harm.
The decision, which means the entire Brazilian supreme court will take up the case, comes a day after a superior court justice ordered Sean taken Wednesday to the U.S. consulate in Rio and handed over to his father, David Goldman, who arrived Tuesday from New Jersey to pick up his son.