Kelly Rutherford’s children will return to the United States for the summer, it has been decided.
On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas ruled that the actress can have her kids – who currently live with their father in Monaco – for the summer after having a conference call with his Monaco counterpart on the issue. He also fixed a new date, July 9, for a hearing centered on deciding who gets the jurisdiction over the case, he or the Monaco judge.
As ENTmania! reported, Juhas had granted Rutherford temporary custody of her kids after questioning the way her ex husband Daniel Giersch has been manipulating the system to his favor as alleged by her. But a different judge later overturned that ruling, saying that Juhas failed to recognize the fact that Monaco’s courts are also involved in the case and that they have jurisdiction.
In a statement after the hearing, Rutherford expressed doubts that Giersch will honor the ruling. ‘I can’t imagine that the children won’t be permitted to come to the United States as they’ve done for the past two summers,’ she said. ‘But, so far, their father has not kept up his side of the deal, and I am concerned that he will try to further prevent me from spending time with them. I hope this is finally coming to an end, and my children will soon be coming home.’
Giersch’s lawyer has promised to abide by the ruling.