The head of the Court No. 15 of Zaragoza’s First Instance (Family) has issued a series of urgent precautionary measures aimed at preventing the 2-year-old girl, Emily Vaquero Pali, from leaving Spanish territory, whom her mother, Irina Pali, had taken in the past. Friday was taken from home without the parents’ knowledge or permission.
The couple had not initiated divorce proceedings although they had discussed it, but last week the woman decided to leave with the little girl without giving any idea of their whereabouts. Since then it is unknown where they may be and the father, who filed a complaint the same day, fears that he may take her out of the country because his daughter has dual Spanish and American nationality and, moreover, the mother is from Ukraine. Is .
Following the complaint filed for the alleged kidnapping of the minor, the father, Alejandro Vaquero, requested several measures from the family court, including, in priority, the ban on Emily leaving the national territory, unless there is prior judicial authorization. The magistrate has ordered the state security forces and the Corps to investigate the whereabouts of the mother and daughter and ascertain whether they have left the country using proper documents.
Likewise, it has ordered that a letter be issued to the Embassy of the United States and Ukraine in Spain and the Consulate General of the United States and Ukraine to inform them that it has ordered the closure of the borders and that upon issuance Passport of minor has been withheld.
In addition, through her father’s attorney, Xenia Cabello, she has been granted custody of the minor as well as other measures such as the exclusive exercise of family authority. At this time, it rules out the establishment of any visitation regime for the mother, “without prejudice to the status once they may be located.”