RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's chief justice has ruled in favor of an American man seeking to gain custody of his son. Chief Justice Gilmar Mendes' Tuesday ruling lifts a stay on a federal court's order for Brazilian relatives to hand over the boy.
That puts David Goldman one step closer to being reunited with his 9-year-old son, Sean.
The boy was taken by Goldman's now-deceased ex-wife to her native Brazil in 2004, where he has remained. Goldman has been fighting to get him back from the boy's stepfather.