– Preventing children from returning with their father in Denmark
Urgent resolution in escalating custody dispute: Entrepreneur Christina Block's allegedly kidnapped children have been handed over to their father. This is in the interest of the children.
In the custody dispute over two children of Hamburg entrepreneur Christina Block (50), the Higher Hanseatic Regional Court in Hamburg granted an urgent request from the father. The 10-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl must therefore return to their father in Denmark, the court's press office announced on Friday evening. “This emergency measure is based on the assessment that returning the children to their father would currently be in the best interests of the children,” the statement said. The children were handed over to their father's care on Friday.
The father of two children was attacked by unknown assailants in southern Denmark on New Year's Eve. According to Danish police, the perpetrators took the 10-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl in a car. Danish police announced last Monday that they were investigating the assault and deprivation of liberty. The father then filed an urgent application with the Regional High Court on Wednesday.
The parents have been fighting in court over custody for more than two years. In November 2022, the daughter of the founder of the Block House restaurant chain, Eugene Block (83 years old), told the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper that the children were regularly visiting her ex-husband in Denmark after the divorce. At the end of August 2021, he took the children and kept them with him.
On October 27, 2021, the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court transferred the right to determine residence to the mother alone, the court spokesman announced. Meanwhile, the father had to return the children to the mother's care. However, this was only a temporary matter. The interim regulation should apply until a decision is made on the main issue.
According to the announcement, in the court's urgent decision issued on Friday, the court took into account that the children had been at the center of their father's life for nearly two and a half years and had been taken from their environment there under extremely stressful circumstances, according to facts credibly obtained. By father.