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"Gossip Girl" actress trying to keep her children in the U.S.

Texas "Gossip Girl" fans may have heard that Kelly Rutherford's two children were sent to live with the children's father and the actress's ex-husband on Aug. 13. However, this means that her children would be leaving the United States as her ex-husband was denied re-entry into the country.

In a statement made by the actress following the court hearing, she stated that it was not her who had gotten kicked out of the country. She claimed that the ruling made by the U.S. District Court failed to protect her rights and the rights of her children. In response, the judge stated that nay requests made by the actress's legal team to reverse the ruling would be denied. The two children, ages 5 and 7, were scheduled to leave the United States on Aug. 19. Both of the children are United States citizens.

The report stated that the actress was the primary caretaker of the children prior to her ex-husband's visa being denied in 2012. The ex-husband was then granted custody because he was unable to enter the U.S. in order to visit his children. For now, the actress must fly to France to pick up her children. She is able to spend several weeks at a time with them before they must be returned. The actress's team was expected to file an appeal.

A child custody dispute can be incredibly difficult for both the parents and the children. An attorney may be able to help their client work out an agreement with the other parent in order to find a solution that works best for everyone. If an agreement cannot be reached, the attorney may be able to argue that it is in the best interest of the children that their client be the primary caretaker.

Source: Daily News, "Kelly Rutherford suffers setback in fight to keep kids from being 'deported' to France ", Shayna Jacobs, August 14, 2014

Source: Daily News, "Kelly Rutherford suffers setback in fight to keep kids from being 'deported' to France ", Shayna Jacobs, August 14, 2014

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