Hello, all. My name is Jason and I have a situation which may be coming to a head soon. My Japanese wife and I are separated, she in Japan and me in Colorado. She has our daughter with her. We separated May of 2003, I consented for her to take Dahlia to Japan with her. Although we get along very well now and do not really want to divorce, she is sounding like she does not want to come back. And of course she wants to keep our baby girl. I am considering a course of action which will entail going to Japan on a surprise "visit" and taking Dahlia back to the states while my wife is at work. Essentialy abducting her so that when the custody battles start, she will be on American soil. Given that we are still married, would that be considered a parental abduction? Would having my daughter here in the states strengthen my chances of keeping custody?
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