Brazil Custody Case: David Goldman Awaits Delayed Decision
David Goldman awaits the decision in the Brazil custody case, in which his son, Sean Goldman was brought down to Brazil by the boy's mother, Bruna Bianchi, who divorced David Goldman while in Brazil. Bruna Bianchi then remarried and died during childbirth; Sean Goldman was turned over to his stepfather, Joao Paulo Lins e Silva. The decision was expected today, but has been delayed until tomorrow.
Supposedly Silvana Bianchi, Sean Goldman's grandmother, offered a deal in which Sean Goldman would return to the United States if Silvana Bianchi could accompany him, nobody contacted David Goldman about any such deal directly.
David Goldman has been fighting a custody battle for the past five years, and New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith has gone down to Rio de Janiero to assist David Goldman, which has angered Brazilian officials, who don't appreciate what they perceive as US government interference in a family matter. Meanwhile, Sean Goldman is meant to testify during the custody hearing, which means staying in Brazil possibly until February, though a decision could come as soon as .
“At this stage, the family is not considering anything other than waiting for the decision by the Chief Justice,” the release from Tostes read in part. “Any information that the family lawyers have recommended that, in case the Writ should be granted and in the off possibility no further remedies exists, Ms. Silvana Bianchi traveled to the United States with Sean, derives from misunderstanding and is, therefore, unfounded.”