Parental child abduction is the worst nightmare for many separated and divorced parents. No one wants their children taken far away without permission. And if they are taken to a foreign country, there may be issues of different laws and languages as well.
Child custody is probably the most contentious area of family law simply because of the strong emotions that come into play. People feel very strongly about having custody of their children and raising them in a familiar environment. Now imagine that another country is involved, with its own laws and legal system. This can turn a delicate situation into an explosive one.