Colorado Dad Fights - and Waits - for Daughters Taken By Mom to Argentina
November 12th, 2013
04:30 AM ET

Colorado Dad Fights - and Waits - for Daughters Taken By Mom to Argentina

By Elizabeth Stuart and Ana Cabrera, CNN

Snowmass,Colorado  (CNN) - For Dennis Burns, images of his two young daughters bring him both joy and heartbreak. He's spent the past three years missing out on the everyday simplicities that most parents take for granted. Three years of no Christmases or special occasions with Sophia, now 4 years old, and Victoria, who just turned 7.

The reason for his ordeal? His ex-wife, Ana Alianelli, abducted them from their home in Snowmass, Colorado, and took them to Argentina in defiance of court-ordered arrangements.

Burns is now what is known as a left-behind father, embroiled in an international legal battle until he is granted permission by an Argentine court to bring his girls home. In the meantime, all he can do is wait.

"There's times when I want to think about them, but it hurts too much to think about them," he told CNN in an exclusive interview. "There's things that I need to do to survive in this marathon of a situation that I'm in, to keep my mind focused on my goals that I need to - to try to get them back."

Burns once had a charmed life - a successful real estate career, a wife he met on the ski slopes of his beloved Aspen. They were wed in 2004, but after five years of marriage, their relationship soured.

"When we first realized we were going to get a divorce, we had a very heartfelt conversation," he said. "But we both agreed that we were going to be amicable for the sake of the girls."

But their divorce proceedings were far from amicable, made even worse by Alianelli's allegations that Burns abused her, and by her request to relocate with the children to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burns objected that the move would make him "just an acquaintance, not a father."

Her claims of abuse against Burns were unfounded, and after a 13-month custody battle, a Colorado judge declared Burns the primary residential parent and ordered that the children stay in the United States.

Burns said that was one of the happiest days of his life.

"I felt a sense of relief that was just beautiful. And I was like, 'I'm going to be able to spend time with my daughters, finally, and live with them and be able to teach them things, and show them things, and live here with them in Colorado,' " he told CNN.

Just three weeks later, in September 2010, his girls were gone. They've been in Argentina ever since.

A parent's worst nightmare

There are currently thousands of similar unresolved international custody cases in the United States, and the U.S. State Department receives about 1,200 new cases each year.

Argentina is one of the more than 80 signatory countries of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, a 1980 treaty by which nations work together to solve international abduction cases quickly.

According to the treaty, the first custody hearing is supposed to be held six to eight weeks from when the applications to have the children returned are filed. Burns' first hearing was in December 2012, more than two years after Victoria and Sophia were taken. That it has gone on so long only adds to the emotional trauma for the children.

"When a child is ripped from their home environment, their friends, their families - they begin to identify with their abductor," said Burns' lawyer Caroline Langley, who specializes in child abduction laws and has expertise with Hague cases.

"The psychological trauma to the children starts on that slippery slope where it's very, very difficult to pull them back from being so aligned with the abductor," she told CNN.

Now, to see his daughters, Burns must travel to Buenos Aires at his own expense - a trip he's made seven times. And when he does visit his girls, he brings a witness.

"For Dennis' protection, we always make sure that somebody goes with him, someone from the embassy, a neutral third party," Langley said.

A visit rudely cut short

Burns invited CNN to accompany him on a recent visit with his daughters in Buenos Aires. The crew watched from the car as Victoria and Sophia excitedly opened the gifts their father brought them.

A few minutes later, Alianelli and several lawyers interrupted the visit - serving Burns and Langley with general criminal charges "against women and children" - without providing a reason why or evidence to support the charges.

And when they saw the crew filming, Alianelli's attorney swatted away the camera. The crew quickly left, catching a quick glimpse of Victoria and Sophia in tears. Burns was devastated by what had transpired in front of them.

"So, my visit with my girls now was a total of maybe about five minutes, 10 minutes, and then the ambush came out," he said.

CNN reached out to Alianelli and her attorney, Daniel Mercado, to hear their side of the story. They didn't want to talk. Instead, Mercado provided a statement in Spanish, saying "Ms. Alianelli does not wish to make a comment with respect to the case."

Legal limbo and financial upheaval

For now, Burns must wait for the legal process to take its course. An appellate court in Buenos Aires ruled in favor of him bringing Victoria and Sophia back to the U.S., but Alianelli appealed the decision. Burns is now waiting for the Supreme Court of Buenos Aires to hear his case.

A website has been set up to seek support for Burns' cause and raise awareness about international child abduction. It includes a petition urging the government of Argentina to honor the U.S. court ruling and return Sophia and Victoria to their father's custody. The website also asks people to press their members of Congress to pass a bill, introduced in October, that would strengthen safeguards against international child abduction.

Burns says the financial strain has forced him to file for bankruptcy and foreclose on his home. He now lives in a one-bedroom apartment filled with photos of his daughters in every room, on every wall. Their tiny coats still hang on hooks near his front door.

In the meantime, Burns' entire family in New Jersey also is desperate to get the girls back home. His mother, Marie Burns, says she cries every time she sees a girl who looks like Victoria.

"A little girl comes in (a restaurant) with her dad or her family and happened to look like Victoria and I'm sitting there eating with a friend, and suddenly, I'm bawling," she said.

Another dad offers encouragement

Burns has now enlisted the help of another American dad who knows exactly what he's going through: David Goldman.

Goldman's 5½-year journey to get his son, Sean, returned from Brazil after he was abducted by his mother drew international attention. His description of how Sean is doing, since his return in 2009, gives Burns hope.

"He's thriving. He's playing lacrosse, he's playing basketball on the travel team," Goldman said. "He just came home yesterday and they had their (school) pictures. He's 5-foot-9 - he just turned 13 and he's 5-foot-9."

Burns says he dreams of the days when his life can go back to normal. Until the Buenos Aires Supreme Court hears his case, all he can do is dream of what that will be like.

"I don't have the opportunity with them to get them out of bed in the morning, make them breakfast, take them to school," he said. "I just want to be able to know that they are there every day and be able to hug them and love them."

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  1. Dennis Burns

    I will finally respond once in response to Ana Alianelli who has posted one of the last responses as "Marie"since she is too cowardly to put her own name on the lies. I will simply clear the record of these lies by pointing out that it is public record with the Garfield County Court in Colorado that as a matter of true FACT there was NEVER a Guilty plea. So anyone who looks deeper than these lies here will know that Ana is grabbing at straws once again to attempt to manipulate anyone reading this. It is also a FACT on public record that Ana admitted to the court that she fabricated the domestic violence allegations. She got tangled up in her web of lies on the stand while my attorney was cross examining her and was forced to admit it didnt happen as she perjured. All the other blatant lies in her post are also deception. I have still never missed a child support payment to this day regardless of the situation. I am not a a drug addict as she states and actually voluntarily submitted monthly urine tests for over a year to the courts to prove her accusations false...In response to the fool who posts after Ana as "Timon" I will just say that you are clearly ignorant of the laws of Argentina. Argentina has been a member of the Hague Convention for over 100 years. International Child abduction is unlawful in Argentina as well as hundreds of other countries in this world. The Supreme Court of Buenos Aires has already ruled that my daughters were in fact kidnapped and need to be returned. Stick to topics you are knowledgeable of...perhaps narcissism. To anyone reading this, just know that CNN, the FBI, the US Attorneys Office, the US State Department, the US Embassy and the Central Authority in Argentina as well as the Supreme Court of Buenos Aires ALL have these records of the true facts about the falsified accusations by Ana Alianelli. Is it any wonder that after knowing the truth of the facts that the Supreme Court of Buenos Aires as well as the primary Appellate Court in Argentina have stated the abduction laws broken and have ruled for return. And for the record, Ana continues to break further laws in Argentina which have outlined that I am supposed to have 3 skype visits per week with my daughters. Without presenting any laws by any courts overturning this order, she has taken it upon herself to cut the girls off from me and my entire family since this last visit in Argentina 5 MONTHS AGO! This parental alienation is a documented form of CHILD ABUSE. This is supposed to be a mother who cares for her children?? There is no legal strategy whatsoever for this emotional child abuse. it is simply vengeance towards me for not stopping my efforts to restore justice. Abusing her own children as punishment to me. I ask everyone reading this to continue prayers for my daughters as they endure this continued abuse. I ask that you also pray for Ana and her family as I do to open their hearts to God's plan which clearly is not this parental alienation. My family has always only wanted both families for the girls lives, while Ana and her family have fought tirelessly to cut off me and my family who love them beyond words...I will not post on here again regardless of the backlash sure to ensue after. The ONE TRUTH has been written. GOD Bless Victoria and Sophia..Papa Loves you and will never give up.

    February 19, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  2. Timon

    These girls are half-Americans and half-Argentinian. @Kelly J? You realize US rulings don't mean anything outside the US right? The woman is their mother, period. There is no "abduction", The mother took her children wherever she deemed fit. Are they suffering? No. How about the father move to Argentina to be part of their life? Then the mother can move with them to the US in their teenage life. Get over it US citizens, your laws are your laws, not any other country's laws. Respect that. CNN, stop being stupid.

    January 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm | Reply
  3. Marie

    Kelly, why you and your family never ask to talk or skype with the girls? You pray and write. But never try to have any contact. Of course, xmass and birthdays are not enough....
    FACTS:
    – mr Burns has declared himself as guilty in Domestic Violence case. One year restriction convicted.
    – he punched her several times, including a few moments later of Sophia s birth
    – he uses drugs usually and put the girls under an addict custody several times
    – he didnt pay the ridiculous ammount of 300$ per month for the girls maintenance
    – he took away every furniture leaving only one bed for three persons and one fridge (violating restriction order)
    – she left his elder daughter alone in the hospital with strong life risk to play the "world poker tour"
    – he never declare taxes on his tips......law is law? IRS are you reading?

    mrs Langley.... Lawyers can be lawyers of only one part right? If a lawyer was working for both parts, what would happen?

    December 30, 2013 at 1:06 am | Reply
  4. Kelly J

    After all that has happened, I pray everyday that all resentment can be replaced with peace, forgiveness and love. I truly mean this!

    Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    where there is injury, pardon;
    where there is doubt, faith;
    where there is despair, hope;
    where there is darkness, light;
    and where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
    to be consoled as to console;
    to be understood as to understand;
    to be loved as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive;
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

    Amen

    November 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Reply
  5. Shoshana

    I raised four step children with my ex-husband. He got custody when the younger two were still in diapers and the oldest was in kindergarten. He not only proved abuse but proved an adulterous affair and a concentrated effort to undermine his relationship with the children by telling them they were going to have a "new and better Daddy." Over the years, the bio mother constantly took us to court trying to re-gain custody; she failed each and every time because her reasons were flawed. She once filed for change of environment because we painted the children's bedrooms! More than once she stated she did not care if the children were happy or not. She was not concerned with doing what was best for the kids; she was concerned with getting even with their father for getting custody. He got custody in 1970 when it was almost impossible for fathers to get custody so you know he was able to prove a great deal against her. He had custody for three days before she filed. Once one suit was ruled on, she would immediately file again. The children suffered because we had to tell them no when they asked for dance and music lessons, ice skating lessons, art lessons – any extra after school activity that costs money. Only one summer could we afford the boy to participate in Little League; all the other summers we could not afford the cleats. If this mother truly loved her children, she would never have taken them away from their father. Children need both parents short of a parent being abusive. If the parents are loving and take care of the children, they should be in their lives, period. If the mother had loved her children, she would have stayed and urged counseling for both of them to learn how to parent after a divorce. The bio mother of my step children was married to a controlling, verbally abusive man who claimed he had custody during visitations and would make the decisions of what the children would or would not do. He was a different religion and we had to get a court order to stop him from keeping the kids up almost all night then taking them to his church for hours to kneel and pray for forgiveness because they had not run away from us! The more outrageous things they did, the more the courts restricted visitation. Each time child support was brought up; they would quit their jobs. When asked to help with high dental bills when one of the kids fell at school and broke their front teeth, we were told it was not their responsibility because they did not take them to the dentist! After 20 years of this, our marriage was broken but we had managed to raise four kids who turned out great. A lawyer, a teacher, a CPA and one with serious health problems that caused him to become disabled at an early age but who still volunteers as much as possible. All credit us with giving them the foundation they needed, not their mother and step father. Although we are divorced, I am still "Mom" who gets the phone calls when someone needs advice or a babysitter. Why have the kids stayed close to us when they seldom see their mother? Because we never bad mouthed her; when asked why she did things we told the kids it was because she loved them and wanted them to live with her but was getting bad advice about how to do it. She would tell them that we were evil (different religions again), that I was a terrible mother because I would ground them over bad grades or inappropriate behavior and their Dad was a liar. There was so many lies about us I can't even remember them all. But as I told her once, the best way for us to win each and every court battle was to keep our mouths shut around the kids (even with court orders not to speak to the children about things, she told them anyway) and to let her do all the talking. If this mother wants a close relationship with her children when they are adults, she should back off, meet with the Dad and a counselor and figure out a mutual parenting plan they can both live with and stop all the name calling and restricting visitation. It will bounce back on it as it did with my step kids mother. The parent who works at making the children feel that both parents love and cherish them will always come out better than the parent who tries to destroy the other parents relationships. This mother should never have left the US with them until she had proven without a doubt abuse and had a court order granting her permission to move out of the country. Going against the law will never put a parent in high esteem in court. This mother blew it big time.

    November 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  6. lawyer

    What is wrong with some of you people. It comes down to one simple conclusion. Ready for it.. here it is... THIS WOMAN BROKE THE LAW. A family court judge after hearing all of the facts, testimony, statesments concluded that this poor guy should be the custodial parent. Whats jumps out at me is the fact that most family court judges will almost always grant the mother custody absent extenuating circumstances. I sincerely hope that not only does this guy get his children back but that this criminal be made an example of.

    November 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Reply
    • Luuz

      Lawyer? I' not sure if in the US the south Americans have the equal rights... I hear many story about the unfair treatment to foreigners.

      November 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Reply
      • David

        Sure, use the foreigner victim card. If the Judge ruled in the Mother's favor, you would've said the Judge was right! So typical...

        November 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm |
    • David

      Amen!

      November 14, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Reply
    • David

      Amen to what Lawyer said (not Luuz)

      November 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  7. David

    He is not trying to take the kids away from her like she did to him! He only wants the children to have fair quality time with both sides of their family.

    November 14, 2013 at 10:31 am | Reply
  8. Seriously, CNN?

    I can't believe how poorly researched this story is, all the way through. Did you interview anyone except Dennis... And probably Kelly J? Aspen/ Snowmass is a tight community and anyone who was around 3 years ago and knew the family can tell you stories that would make you blush for making Dennis your international child abduction poster dad. It's going to be an embarrassment.

    November 14, 2013 at 12:30 am | Reply
    • Kelly J.

      Dennis is and always has been a great and loving Dad. All the false accusations are par for the course with the Mom's side of the family. They always made it seem like Dennis' side of the family didn't count as much, like the Mother's family was superior to Dennis'. So NARCISSISTIC and typical of an attempt to continue the lies. I'm sure your lies will continue to spew out. Just bc one party doesn't love the other party anymore, does not give her (or you) the right to destroy his life. Just be a normal , respectful person and this situation will go away!

      November 14, 2013 at 8:22 am | Reply
  9. Katy

    There are two sides of every story, Argentina is in favor of restitution in almost all the cases of abduction, if they are still in Argentina there is a reason. I could see clearly that it was a very surprising and violent situation for the kids to have CNN present in the visit without them knowing. I am surprise how they exposed the kids.
    It is also very common for the parent who takes the kid to not allow the other parent to see them, however it is clear in the pictures and video that ana not only allow him to see them but she did not brainwashed them since they look comfortable with him.
    We have to be very careful with what to believe, it is so easy to manipulate people and look like a victim, sometimes people pushed people to do things.
    The court in the US it is not that fast either.

    November 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  10. Lara

    If he can' t see the girls how did he took the videos?. Why do the girls look so happy? Ii have a lot of questions . I' m not sure about Ana but I m not sure about Dennis story. May be there are two sides of the story. None one really knows what happened. We shouldn' t judge either side so quickly.

    November 13, 2013 at 11:21 am | Reply
  11. Ka-Dee Thompson

    Renee, why not ask the mother would she have liked it if the father, Dennis, kept the children from her? My guess is she would be angry, frustrated, and sad. Before she abducted (That is what it's called when it is not legal) the children she should have thought of her own feelings should it have been reversed. It would not and is not fair to her, him, but especially the children. I would venture a guess that she says unflattering things about their father. If that is done it is child abuse and if it is happening you should put a stop to it and start ensuring that flattering things are said

    November 13, 2013 at 9:06 am | Reply
  12. LLS

    Bayley Kenny, You sound very knowledgeable, almost as if you have insight into this case. Be careful about all of your slander it comes back to haunt you. I think he is not making a dime, only losing time with his children. Slander without facts is empty and not fulfilling to anyone. Shame on that mother for taking the children after ordered not to. She choose to move to this country but now she only hides in her homeland Argentina to prevent the father from seeing the children. That is a selfish act and not an example of good parenting. Maybe she should be an adult and give the children back.

    November 13, 2013 at 9:05 am | Reply
  13. Lola

    Caroline (neighbor) Are you aware that Ana brought Dennis up on false allegations of physical and sexual abuse that were proven to be false? Are you aware that the girls received psychological evaluations and so did Dennis and Ana. Are you aware that the judge deemed Dennis primary custody because of the manipulation and wrong doing by Ana? Are you aware that money was only after a settlement being there were family members that aided the abduction and were proven to be accomplices in this. Anyone who manipulates their children and does not have their well being in mind should not be the primary parent. She is now wanted for a crime. Abduction. She chose to do something illegal and justice will prevail. There are consequences to breaking the law. She had many opportunities to correct her wrongs, she chose not to.

    November 13, 2013 at 8:43 am | Reply
  14. C.

    Um, don't make babies with foreigners and this would be less of an issue.

    November 13, 2013 at 1:50 am | Reply
    • Andrew

      I prefer enforcement of the law solution rather than the limiting of legal freedoms solutions.

      November 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Reply
    • C

      I am a complete idiot by the way...

      November 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  15. Leni

    Sad story, but the girls have been in the custody of their mother for 3 years with only an occasional visit from the father. Unless they are being abused, the best interest of the girls is to stay in Argentina. To take a 7 and 4 year old away from the home and parent they've bonded with would be cruel. Is it fair to Mr Burns, of course not, but real love would put the emotional health of the girls before his own needs and rights.

    November 13, 2013 at 12:26 am | Reply
    • Kelly J.

      He does not/never wanted to take the girls away from their Mother. He wants to work out a compromise so the girls can have a life that includes both families. Ana is a restrictive gatekeeper and wants it her way only.

      November 13, 2013 at 8:39 am | Reply
    • Andrew

      Your suggestion rewards breaking of the law. I suggest we enforce the law and encourage visitations from the mother.

      November 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  16. Sylvia

    I understand this man's pleas and I sympathize but it's the mother who has them after all. It's not like the girls were taken "away from family" like his lawyer says. Their mother is also their family.

    November 13, 2013 at 12:13 am | Reply
    • Andrew

      The mother holds children in contempt of the law.

      November 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Reply
    • Seriously, CNN?

      Mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle.. The entire loving maternal side of the family.

      November 14, 2013 at 12:42 am | Reply
      • Kelly J.

        I know who said this and it just cracks me up. The children deserve to have full relationships with the paternal side of the family as well. You are all being RESTRICTIVE GATEKEEPERS and this makes it very difficult for the Paternal side to reach out. The many times that Dennis' family has tried, the Mother makes it VERY difficult and provokes negativity. Eventually, people don't want to deal with her at all.

        November 14, 2013 at 8:06 am |
      • Kelly J.

        ...and by the way, this "entire loving maternal side of the family" that you reference has no problem aiding in a crime.

        November 14, 2013 at 8:10 am |
  17. undastand somma dis

    compromise? married someone from S.A. and can't give up your 'beloved aspen'? oh please

    November 13, 2013 at 12:07 am | Reply
    • Kelly J.

      So YOUR definition of compromise means the Father must uproot his entire life in the US and follow the ABDUCTOR to another continent? That is NOT compromise!

      November 14, 2013 at 9:57 am | Reply
  18. GG1000

    Think long and hard before you marry someone from another country and have children with them. As this shows, even signatory countries to the Hague Convention have legal processes that take too long. I'm glad Mr. Goldman has his son, but he lost sharing 5 years of his life and now his son has no real contact with his mother. It's a very difficult situation for all involved and I'm sure if we heard the mother's side we'd understand some of what she said. I don't agree with ignoring a court ruling, nor with separating children from their father, but I can understand just wanting to go home after a divorce. He could move to Buenos Aires, you know – that's what I'd do if I were him.

    November 12, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  19. Dave

    It seems that the US should charge the mother with abduction and make an extradition request to Argentina, pursuant to the 1997 treaty that went into effect in 2000. Since the abduction is recognized by both the US and Argentina, there should not be an issue with this. This will force the mother back to the US. When she is extradited, accommodation could be made to bring the children to the US.

    November 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Reply
  20. rodbinNC

    Kinda warns you about marrying a foreign national. They may be hot and all but this is what could happen.

    November 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  21. Nathan

    I am incredibly surprised that Argentina is even involved with that treaty. Not so surprised by the fact that they apparently don't follow it.

    November 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Reply
  22. Alison Christensen

    There are always two sides to a divorce story, but three sides or more when you think about the custody story. The state does not have the right to demand a child only live in one place in my opinion. They should have ordered the girls be brought back for the summer to Colorado while they made everyone wait for the courts to move. I have sole legal custody. My son was abducted by his dad and the whole legal system was a nightmare. I receive bits of child support through garnishments but it will never be as much as the attorney and court fees I, my family and taxpayers paid and continue to pay 6 years later. Noone should be able to abduct a child regardless if you are married. That was the catch in my case, we were still legally married and he took him to TX. It was a dangerous, painful trauma for my son and me. Its impossible to know if you will see your child if you go to see them. The abductor can disappear again. This should be the reason "Immediate Danger" is awarded for the parent the child is missing from. Really who would be able to fake that their child had been abducted or not have a good reason to suspect danger when their child has been abducted? And why for the love of children should a court take 9 months (in my case) to have an emergency hearing? Please, if you are interested in finding this out for me contact Judge David Connell of Corvallis, OR at the Benton County Courthouse.

    November 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • peanut

      I have almost the same story it was "legal" for my ex fiance to have the two kids for a weekend visit. He decided to keep my oldest and dropped the youngest off at a mutual friends home. I did not know that he had moved and had a new job. The kids had lived with me for 5 years. We had never been married and I was told by lawyers that since we didn't seem to have problems a legal custody agreement wouldn't be necessary. A year later a legal custody agreement was set but I had to agree to drop the child support. He did not help with anything for 5 years so I took him back for child support and he tried to take me to court saying that I was in contempt of our custody agreement. Needless to say his lawyer quit on him because he found out that my ex was lying. A month after the permanent child support was set he called and said he was fired from his job that he had for over 7 years.... These family courts need to look into the truth and do what is best for the children not what is best for the parents. I do not speak ill of my ex in front of the kids but they have seen over the last 10 years what kind of person he is by what he does.

      November 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Reply
  23. maxp0wer

    Don't marry a chica from South America. It will end badly for you. Word.

    November 12, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Reply
  24. Barbara

    Bayley: Where do you get your information. Source, please

    November 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  25. Miguel A. Reyes

    I understand what you are going through. I am in the same position I have gone all the way to the supreme court in argentina, four rulings (on my favor), federal warrant (US), police watch, FBI Involve. Several Congress members, I am still not able to see my son or bring him back. Also just to top it all, the lawyer who represents the mother in Argentina is an ex-consular affairs individual who handle my case originally (at the US embassy). Unless you get someone in congress to pressure this country (Argentina) financially, you will never see your kids again. (PS personal experience everyone in Argentina is corrupt). NCMEC 1115605

    November 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  26. AMM

    How about dad moves to Argentina and then he can see the girls as much as he wants? He wants to force mom to live where HE wants to. Mothers in Argentina (and Latin America) are the primary force in the family. They are the number one influence with their children. Not to mention girls need their mom. His complaint that "and now my visit has been cut to 5 minutes"? well why are you bringing CNN to film your visit? So you can get publicity and put your daughters on national TV without proper consent.

    November 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  27. Fred

    My Ex tried that stunt and lost custody.She moved again without notification.She will soon lose custody permanently.After an Ex absconds with a child it should be "game over".Sometimes the court is too lenient to women in the Court System..

    November 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Reply
  28. tk

    Why would judge give cutody to him and not the mother or joint? Possibly b/c she is a foreigner. All he talks is himself – how he misses the girls, making them breakfast, etc. BUT isn't that what was going to happen to her??? What about her – anyone cares? If I were in her shoes I would probably make the same decision. Nobody is going to take my child away from me.

    November 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Reply
    • David

      No one was ever going to take them away from her! All he wants is shared quality time for both sides of the girls family.

      November 14, 2013 at 10:34 am | Reply
  29. Caroline Langley

    Tell us Bayley, How much exactly is Mr Burns making out of this case? How is his ex-wife paying for her very comfortable lifestyle and plethora of lawyers in BsAs?

    November 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Reply
    • Dolores

      Caroline, how the mother pays for her confortable life WORKING EVERY SINGLE DAY. She wakes up at 5:30 am and is non stop mother, woman, and loving mother. I am her neighbour and I see it every day. 300 usd from child support that definetly doens't pay bilingual schools, health insurance and like you said a confortable lifestyle. Working is the way to do it, making sacrifices is the way to do it. BRINGING THE CNN TO MY Neighbour is totally wrong. I see every day how much Ana works, i really did not understand your point.

      November 15, 2013 at 2:50 am | Reply
      • Kelly J

        None of this is the point! We are discussing that she broke FEDERAL LAW! THIS matters very much!

        November 16, 2013 at 10:19 am |
      • elisabetta tugnolo

        i am Italian and forced to stay here with my kids because of my american ex husband. he"s a criminal investigator and the court case was all in his favor because it was tried by his COWORKERS, including the judge! he lives with an illegal Russian who just lost custody of her daughter, but the court doesnt care about that! I spent the night in JAIL because my son missed two day's visitation over a viral fever for which I could not get him out of bed. My children will never see my family because of this monster, but because he is from here HE has all the rights. My children have some contact with their father's family only because of me, since they cut off all contact with him! Yet the judge doesnt care about that! She didnt care about him being a cheater for 21 years of our marriage, she didnt care about bestiality found on the home computers, and can you believe it???? I AM THE CUSTODIAL PARENT!!!!!!!!! IF you are a FOREIGN BORN American citizen (yes I am a citizen and I have come voer legally) you are still not worthy of your own kids!!!! I cannot get my children a passport without his signatures, I work two jobs to try and make ends meet. But I can no longer afford a lawyer to take him to court. I cry every day that my life will end here without my family ever getting to know my children.

        December 22, 2013 at 5:32 am |
  30. lulu

    Now he's living in a small 1 bedroom apartment! No good four two little girls to live in!

    November 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  31. Marcus

    How was the mother even able to leave the U.S. with the children??? Isn't there some sort of control at the airport? There must be a law in place to prevent such a thing from happening? Airline counter staff should request paperwork showing sole custody or a notarized letter from the spouse allowing such travel. Who dropped the ball here?

    November 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Andrew

      I concur.

      November 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • Clara

      Marcus,
      I know the case very well. She was able to leave because she had a court order that allowed her to do it. He knew where she was and he has been in contact with the girls since them. He never spent more than a week in Buenos Aires. Their home went to foreclosure and was not place to live. With 300 usd child support and 2 kids how she supposed to survive? I hope she can speak out the true story abut what happened but let s not used words that not even the court has used.

      November 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Reply
      • Ka-Dee Thompson

        Clara, Perhaps you do not know the case as well as you think or perhaps presenting a falsehood is how you operate. The children had help and assistance from one of her family members there was not a court order. Through litigation that involved a company Mr. Burns was awarded compensation. She illegally took the children-bottom line. As a last ditch effort she claimed child abuse. It was unfounded and CNN reported that only after a fact finder considered the source. Now as a last ditch effort she is trying the same tactic again in Argentina. It just happened when CNN happened to be covering the story for possible run. I am sure CNN would love a response from her or her lawyers. Her lawyers refused statement.

        November 14, 2013 at 8:38 am |
      • Kelly J.

        The Court specifically said she could NOT bring the children to live in Argentina. Know the facts! He was NOT informed of her leaving the country with the girls. He had no clue where they were and was absolutely devistated. He tried desperately to prevent the home from going into forclosure but she REFUSED to cooperate with mutual steps that needed to be taken in order to do so. She knew what she was doing. This was her plan and she made it happen at the expense of their home and his reputation (which she purposely tried to destroy...and clearly continues to try to do so).

        November 14, 2013 at 8:39 am |
    • Norma

      You are right. In Argentina they do request a notarized permission from one parent to the other, otherwise you cannot leave the country with them. I don't understand either why, and how, she got away with taking her children to another country.

      November 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Reply
  32. Lin

    My US Citizen grandson was kidnapped to Syria three years ago by his father. He is now trapped in the middle of Damascus, Syria – dodging bombs and struggling to stay alive. This is the second time this has happened – the first time he was an infant – and we enlisted the French embassy to get him back. This time he was sixteen and no one would help us.

    November 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  33. Sharon Hieb

    How come you all know his business? Mind your own. Shame on you.

    November 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  34. Sofia

    So weird to me . Mr. Burns has pictures taken by Ana on his facebook page. I know Ana from the school. I kow that she sent tose pictures and also she speaks in english to the girls in order to maitain the contact. Mr . Burns doesn' t speaks spanish. I see the girls very happy. If ther is any brain wash why do the girls react so natural when they see him? . Ana also is 100 percent financially responsible for the girls. The girls also assit to bilingual school in order to bea able to speak with him . may be there is another side of the story .

    November 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Reply
    • Andrew

      We should follow the law before looking for other sides of the story.

      November 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  35. poorreporting

    Anyone who takes a television crew to a child custody visit, is expecting drama, or setting up drama. Why should the lawyers explain the papers they were serving to either CNN's crew or Mr. Burns? That's what his lawyer is supposed to do, and CNN is not a legal party to the case to demand an explanation. A courtroom is where you present evidence to a judge, not on the street where a film crew has decided to appoint themselves the judge.

    November 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • Kelly J.

      He brought cameras to expose the truth... and that's exactly what it did. We can all see for ourselves that he flew 14 hours to visit the girls and she cut off his visit after 5 minutes to serve BS papers with nothing to back them up. SHAME ON HER! Evil stalling tactics!

      November 13, 2013 at 8:43 am | Reply
    • Lara

      You are so write about this. I think that Mr. Burns exposed the girls to much and is not the right thing to do. I don ' t really like the fact that he is asking constantly for donations.

      November 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Reply
      • Kelly J.

        Do you have any idea of how expensive it is to endure this marathon? It cost David Goldman 700,000 usd to resolve his situation. Do YOU have that kind of money? Neither does this Dad. It's support from people who know the truth and want to help the girls have relationships with BOTH sides of THEIR family.

        November 14, 2013 at 8:51 am |
    • Luuz

      Kj, for what i know dennis used public attorneys o pro bono , you don't have to py anything. Bring the Media to their neighbour, take pictures, videos .
      Ii also have a question why did he take 17 month to vist them. He said because of ana din ' t alloed him to see them but what was the explanation to wait for 9 month to fly down? He has the money on his account ? Is. Fact that he got 125.000 from Ana's sister. I am a mother too with a great husband he wouldn' wait a minute to visit them...

      November 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  36. Caroline

    I know for fact that Dennis got 125000 usd yes 125000usd plus a lot of things out of this. I used to beDennis' neighbor and he was always playing cards in Vegas or playing golf . I don' t remember seeing Dennis spending time with the kids. Why did he wait more than a year to fly down? I know for fact that he has free acces to the girls. If can t' see his daughters why does he has very recent pictues with them?

    November 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Reply
    • Kelly J.

      This is lies. Ana's puppet

      November 13, 2013 at 8:31 am | Reply
    • Kelly J.

      It is quite obvious that you are NOT Dennis' neighbor bc NOONE from the US refers to our own money with "usd" after the amount! Caught! NICE TRY!

      November 13, 2013 at 8:48 am | Reply
  37. Maggie

    Dennis got 12500 usd from the mother s sister. He s using the case to get money. He has that money to pay for the airline tkts and hotels. Gess what? Took him more than 9 month to visit the girls. Get back to work Dennis.

    November 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Reply
    • Celeste

      The mother is an abductor who's just using the courts and her lawyers in Argentina to aid her in the commission of a crime.
      The courts in the US found her accusations of abuse to be unfounded. Hopefully the courts in Agentina will enforce the US custody order.

      November 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Reply
    • Lola

      Dear Bayley Kenny it seems you are the one that is misinformed. Dennis went bankrupt and lost his home due to his ex wifes tactics. He is not making any money on this and is paying every penny he receives to fight this battle. She kidnapped the children and was not chosen to be the primary custody parent in the case. COURT ORDERED She has manipulated and used the children against their father and that is abuse. Kidnapping and abuse. And the people that aided the mother in this kidnapping are also abusers and aided in a huge crime and should also be named and held accountable. SHAME SHAME So please Bayley and Maggie please check your resources of information on this. You are obviously both very misinformed. May justice prevail Mr . Burns!!!!

      November 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Reply
      • Luuz

        Lola ,
        You are wrong . Have you seen the psycological. Have you seen the school reports. I could see very happy kids acting totally normal in frot of their father. Could you please show where An is wanted fora crime. Lola you souds full of resentment. Doy you know that the girls are actually in a bilingual school? My gaughter goes to school with Victoria and she is a very happy girls good kid and also an amzing student. . She tells me that she speaks to her dad on skype in english. The kids don' lie. All these are facts. I dont know Dennis but i never saw him at school during his visits to Argentina..

        November 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm |
      • Kelly J

        Luuz, yes, I read the thorough Psychiatric Evaluation 4 times, which was conducted by one of the TOP Psychiatric Evaluators in the world. I am highly trained and licensed to interpret these Evaluations. The Psych Eval was VERY clear that there was a high risk of abduction on the Mother's part. He warned this would happen. But she did it before Dennis could get the girls' passports in his possession. You are right, you DON'T know Dennis and you DON'T know all the facts. So your opinion is not based on enough to hold any weight.

        November 16, 2013 at 10:17 am |
    • Kelly J.

      Dennis was awarded that money bc Ana's sister and brother-in-law assisted in the crime. They knowingly bought the plane tickets so that Ana could kidnap the girls out of the country, against US Court Order. This is all public record. Look it up and know the facts instead of spewing poison and lies out there. You are clearly one of Ana's puppets. The reason it took Dennis so much time to see the girls is bc she just ruined his career by slandering him all over Aspen (he had a thriving career before that); Ana did not tell him where they were; he was afraid of going to Argentina and being arrested again for more false accusations that she so easily makes; among many other variables that were outside of his control. ALL HE EVER WANTED was/is to be with them. It is PURE EVIL what Ana has done. It's amazing she can sleep at night. She must have no conscience. Do not speak about something you do not know the whole truth about.

      November 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • Boston Guy

      Maggie, Hopefully, you are not as stupid as you sound. The mother should be put in jail for putting her girls in this situation. She is not fit to have children.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • KJ

      Um, so Maggie, you speak as if you know the family? 1> if so, why in the world are you on CNN.com posting messages about him, that just shows the level of maturity in you. 2> If you don't know them, where are you getting your info? some people are just wow...........wow.........

      November 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Reply
    • Caroline Langley

      If the girls were back in the USA where they belong the father wouldn't have to take flights and stay in hotels.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Reply
    • Kat

      Nice you're advocating child abuse.

      November 13, 2013 at 12:13 am | Reply
  38. Lawyers Are Leeches

    Phoney Baloney!! Mine made #38,740 over a period of a couple of years!

    November 12, 2013 at 10:24 am | Reply
  39. My-2sons-Pain-and-mine

    In my county in Penna. the child custody placement rate is 97% with mothers, regardless of who is "fit" to be the best parent (emotional stability, morally, intellectually, maturity, financially etc.). Our divorce took 82 months (far too long)! Some would say- "just walk away, give it up man" that would be best for the kids – Wrong! hateful, vindictive, blindly selfish Wars pursued "using the system" by "oh so loving mommys" Causes serious damage (that often lasts Many years) to the children when One or both "use the children" for their selfish purposes. And far too many divorcees Plant their own pain and hatred into the minds of their children. The "costody-lawyers-court-counselors System" primary goal is self fulfillment of the processed deemed as necessary so all remain fully employed and pensions are funded.
    AT the EXPENSE of the Children!! and their parents who – "Use" or must work within the "System".
    PARENTS! PLEASE put away your anger, your pain, your selfish desires to "get every last thing" you can drag out of the divorce and custody processes. Whatever it takes – WORK TOGETHER for what your children Need And Want from each of you!! Truly behave like an Adult! and a loving parent, doing your best to assure the best possible future and growth path for the children. Step back And Think!!
    YOU need to be a responsible adult! The Larger And more Lasting IMPACTS are experienced by the children!

    November 12, 2013 at 10:20 am | Reply
  40. Andrew

    This is just one of many similar stories. You can find them at the website of National Parents Organization. The court in Argentina, or anywhere else, should start any appeal by ordering that the abductor (of any gender) is forced to comply with all current orders while any appeal is being considered.
    Thank you to CNN for the coverage.

    November 12, 2013 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • Alison Christensen

      Thank you Andrew for caring and a levelheaded comment. Noone should have to wait to see their child during an abduction. The refusal of the court and police officers to be involved with enforcement is basically bait for abductors. I had to wait for 6 months just to see my child during the process and though the courts official reason was that they "forgot about me and have lots of cases" I don't buy it. I was there in person, calling, inquiring with my attorney and the courts every week at least 3 times a week, sometimes every day and contacting anyone I thought would help. Please help me in the process of making a case to bring to legislature to stop missing child/parent estrangement during abduction cases within courts. No parent should be forced to wait to find out if their child is OK just because a Judge can eat lunch, go home, golf and celebrate family events without worry about the child who isn't theirs.

      November 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  41. Name renee

    I'm disturbed that the author never focuses on the fact that the 'abducto' is the girls' mother, the former wife. This is not some abductor that the girls SHOULDN'T be attached to-she's their mother. This is an ugly divorce case that the public doesn't have all the details for. I'm not saying that what the mother did is right-only that this misrepresentation of the facts does no justice for anyone.

    November 12, 2013 at 9:35 am | Reply
    • Kelly J.

      Abduction is abduction. Just bc she is their Mother does not give her ANY right to kidnap the children from their father who was given primary residential custody by a US Judge. I do know ALL the facts in this case. The father has always tried to work out a compromise with the mother. She has been nothing but selfish since the beginning and accepted no compromise. She thinks she is above the law. This is WRONG on so many levels and needs to be exposed.

      November 12, 2013 at 10:32 am | Reply
      • Connie L.

        Abduction IS abduction, period. I know first hand since my father abducted my sisters and me when we were little. It was on a visitation after my very loving, and competent, mom was awarded full custody. You have no idea how traumatizing it was. I will never forget, at the age of 7, hearing my father tell my mom from a pay phone: "you will never see your kids again". THANKFULLY the authorities caught up to us before leaving the country, which my father had plans for. So, although we may not know the facts of why the father of the Burns girls got custody, I think it is best to assume it was for a good reason, considering such a high percentile of mothers get custody. The trauma that this is certainly causing the little girls really saddens me, it can last a lifetime...my hearts go out to them.

        November 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm |
    • Caroline Langley

      99% of all child abductions are committed by a family member. 1% are stranger abductions. So you saying that it is OK to excise one parent (and his family) from the children's lives, take them away from their friends, school and familiar surroundings to another country which is a completely new language and culture. How safe do you think the kids were when she subjected them to watching the attorney and Dennis being served? How does Victoria feel that her Dad was not allowed to skype with her on her 7th birthday law week. This is child cruelty at it's worst. It is a fact that stockholm syndrome and parental alienation are child abuse. Do these kids have any rights at all? The facts are all public record. Go take a look.

      November 12, 2013 at 10:57 am | Reply
    • Mca

      Except I know Dennis, and these are the facts. What the story correctly focuses on is that a parent, Dennis, had his children wrongfully, unlawfully taken from him.

      November 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Reply
    • Bayley Kenny

      Like i said before. Mr. Burns is using the case and the girls to make money. He has a domestic violence against him , he was declared guilty. Ms. Langley and Mr. Burns got 125.000 us dollars from the mother"s sister . He is getting donations from everywhere.

      November 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Reply
      • Kelly J.

        He was NOT found guilty! You are lying and clearly one of Ana's puppets. Ana falsely accused him as a way to do exactly what she has done.

        November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
      • Michael

        you are wrong. you have no proof and are making it up. what is your agenda?

        November 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm |
      • Caroline Langley

        Interesting that the Colorado Court gave him SOLE custody of the girls

        November 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm |
      • KD T

        Again Bayley Kenny, slander without facts is empty and not fulfilling to anyone. Shame on that mother for taking the children. She choose, at some point, to move to this country, now she only hides in Argentina to keep the children from their father. That act is selfish and is not an example of good parenting. Maybe she should be an adult and give the children back.

        November 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm |
      • Kat

        So? Stay focused... this isn't about that is it? It's about the ABDUCTION of 2 children from their father. Equal rights under the law, and she took the cowards way out, and it's not going to end well for her, either. Equal rights...

        November 13, 2013 at 12:16 am |
    • Jared

      The courts made a decision. The "mother" broke the law in abducting the children. She stole those kids from the father, rather than share both. She then took them to a country that wasn't their home. There's no excuses for her behavior.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Monica

      I agree, I was thinking the same thing. The author talks about the girls "identifying with their abductor" – i hope they identify with her, she's their mother!!! I also believe what she did was wrong – plain and simple, but the girls are probably in a loving environment. The woman is clearly trying to stall the legal process so she can hold on to them until they're 18. Very sad..

      November 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • KD T

      Renee, why not ask the mother would she have liked it if the father, Dennis, kept the children from her? My guess is she would be angry, frustrated, and sad. Before she abducted (That is what it's called when it is not legal) the children she should have thought of her own feelings should it have been reversed. It would not and is not fair to her, him, but especially the children. I would venture a guess that she says unflattering things about their father. If that is done it is child abuse and if it is happening you should put a stop to it and start ensuring that flattering things are said to the children.

      November 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Reply
    • Keenzi

      Yeah, a mother who married an American and agreed to live in Colorado and have two daughters with him. A judge awarded him custody, which to me says something, as typically courts tend to be biased towards mothers in divorce/custody arrangements. At any rate, if she had stayed in the country then the children would have had BOTH parents involved in their lives. Instead, she chose to *illegally* abduct the children and take them to Argentina, which is depriving the children of their father. And one can imagine what she is saying to the children about their father. So it is really disgusting that the mother did this–so very selfish and so damaging for the girls.

      November 12, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Reply
    • Keenzi

      @ Name renee:
      Yeah, a mother who married an American and agreed to live in Colorado and have two daughters with him. A judge awarded him custody, which to me says something, as typically courts tend to be biased towards mothers in divorce/custody arrangements. At any rate, if she had stayed in the country then the children would have had BOTH parents involved in their lives. Instead, she chose to *illegally* abduct the children and take them to Argentina, which is depriving the children of their father. And one can imagine what she is saying to the children about their father. So it is really disgusting that the mother did this–so very selfish and so damaging for the girls.

      November 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Reply
    • Kat

      And he's her father. Equal rights under the law, and in this case she took the cowards way.

      November 13, 2013 at 12:14 am | Reply
    • Amanda

      Very true Renee.

      November 13, 2013 at 1:17 am | Reply
    • david

      I think abductor is the correct term. We may not know every fact, but we know enough to feel comfortable using the term abductor appropriately. A US court ordered her not to take the children out of the country. She took the kids out of the country. She did not have the legal authority to move the kids -> she's an abductor in the most classic sense.

      November 13, 2013 at 1:20 am | Reply
  42. Kelly J.

    To Clayton Branch: know all the facts before saying things. Parental Alianation is CHILD ABUSE. Those kids want BOTH parents. Dennis Burns is not trying to have them all for himself. He wants what he's always wanted, shared time with them. The Mother had been nothing but selfish throughout this entire process, giving absolutely NO compromise. Be careful with your words.

    November 12, 2013 at 9:26 am | Reply
  43. Brett Purcell

    Shame on the people in Bs. As. standing between you and your angels. I KNOW you will be reunited and help them grow up in a happy place.

    November 12, 2013 at 9:21 am | Reply
  44. Ka-Dee Thompson

    This is not a story about a judge in Colorado, not sure what BS statement you refer, but this is a story that needed to be covered. Not only for Mr. Burns, but for all children who are taken out of this country, stories like this needs to be covered and given the attention it deserves. Thank you CNN for the coverage.

    November 12, 2013 at 8:56 am | Reply
  45. Cassarit

    Not sure what happened here, but I wouldn't trust any ruling from a Colorado judge that went against anyone from South America.

    November 12, 2013 at 8:47 am | Reply
    • Kelly J.

      That comment makes no sense

      November 12, 2013 at 9:38 am | Reply
    • Caroline Langley

      What happened is that Dad got custody so Mom decided to kidnap the kids. That's what happened. Im not quite sure I follow what you are saying but being from South America does not make her above the law. Any country's laws.

      November 12, 2013 at 9:57 am | Reply
      • Amanda

        The court decided that the children being in the U.S. was more important than their well-being. We have no clue as to what evidence was shown to court (nothing was stated in this article). In reality, the courts think the U.S. is best, even if the parent in the U.S. is not the best choice.

        November 13, 2013 at 1:19 am |
    • tk

      Exactly. Most likely b/c she is a foreigner.

      November 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  46. Clayton Branch

    Why would this be any different that any dad in the USA. Its a money maker for the courts the state and the lawyers to rip children from the DADS code 42 sec 666. I lost 97% of my time with my kids due to the crap custody system in Kansas. I do feel this guys pain and I know what he is going through. But for the good of the child is a Bullshit statement.

    November 12, 2013 at 8:45 am | Reply
    • Caroline Langley

      A money maker? Dennis Burns is a ski instructor – how much exactly do you think his lawyer is making? The family courts are crumbling under the lack of funding and judges are on a civil servants salary. Do you seriously believe that anyone who practices family law does it for the money?

      November 12, 2013 at 9:55 am | Reply
    • Bayley Kenny

      Mr. Branch,
      Dennis Burns lost his home because was playing golf all day and not working. He dint' t pay attorney's fees in Argentina , He was using public attorneys from Buenos Aires. Do you have any idea how much money Mr. BUrns has been making out of this case?

      November 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Reply
      • Kelly J.

        Dennis works very hard. He does not play golf all day. He has lost EVERYTHING bc of her false allegations and all the fees involved in trying to have any relationship with his children. Stop the lies. You are clearly brainwashed by Ana. She's good at it.

        November 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
      • Alicia

        Prove it with evidence or shutty.

        November 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm |
      • Michael

        what is your real agenda? you are lying

        November 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm |
      • Caroline Langley

        Public attorneys are free.

        November 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm |
      • shawn

        our you an idiot

        November 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm |
      • Gerry Z

        What are you talking about read the story first then comment.

        November 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm |
      • KD T

        Bayley Kenny, you sound very knowledgeable, almost as if you have insight about this case. Be careful of slander it comes back to haunt. It would be my guess he is not making a dime, only loosing time with his children.

        November 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm |
      • Keenzi

        And you know this how? Sources, please, if you are going to slander.

        November 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm |

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