Does a child custody dispute with two parents end at the age 18 Yes or No? Her mother took her daughter back to Japan where she is from when she was a small child with out her fathers consent. Her father got court order from the US to give him full custody, but has not seen his daughter since she was seven years old. Her mother is wanted fugitive in the US for doing this, but the 18 year old never wants to see her father again and will remain in Japan with her mother.
It’s not right, but it’s resolved.
Right now they’re on opposite sides of the Atlantic. The kid is happy (or claims to be). The mom is happy. The dad isn’t. If the dad tried to force his way into the kid’s life, chances are they’d all be miserable.
The father should be patient. He’s already waited for 11 years. There’s a big difference between an 18 year old and a 21 year old. When the daughter gets a little older and a little more mature, she’ll be more receptive to seeing her father.
But if he tries to press charges or push himself into her life, it will start a huge fight and the daughter will almost certainly side with her mother, ruining his chance of a relationship forever.