Westlaw just posted this very interesting decision in H.L.K. v. F.A.A.; it was handed down by a Pennsylvania family court on Oct. 22, 2014, but wasn't made available on Westlaw until yesterday. Note that the appellate court affirmed the family court's holding, but it didn't reach the public policy analysis: "Because we conclude that the family court did not abuse its discretion in declining to register the foreign custody order pursuant to Section 5445(d)(1), we need not decide whether the Saudi court's order is contrary to public policy."
Plaintiff, HLK (hereinafter, "Mother"), and Defendant, FAA (hereinafter, "Father"), formerly husband and wife, are the parents of [an 18-year-old son and 14- and 13-year-old daughters]. Mother is a citizen of the United States and Father is a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Mother met Father in Allegheny County when she was 15 years old. The parties married in Allegheny County in 1994 when Mother was 18 years old.
At the end of 1994, the parties moved to Saudi Arabia. Thereafter, the parties' three children were born. All three children are dual citizens of the United States and Saudi Arabia. At some point in the parties' relationship, Mother converted to Islam and all three children were raised in the Islamic faith in Saudi Arabia.