TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says a girl whose divorced parents took around the world to avoid each other didn't have a right to take part in visitation hearings.
The case involves a custody dispute between the girl's Russian mother and her American father.
The court ruled this past week that a juvenile court in northern Ohio's Ottawa County was within its boundaries when it denied the girl a seat alongside her attorney during the hearings.
The girl's parents began divorce proceedings in 1999 four year after she was born. But both took her out of the country against court orders.
The father asked a court in 2009 for unsupervised visitation. But the girl asked the court to end visitation and wanted to take part in the hearing.