The documents likewise asserted that the household moved to England in April, which Sophie and Joe had actually made a “temporary agreement” for their children, who are double U.S. and U.K. people, to stay with the Jonas Brothers vocalist throughout his stateside trip prior to returning abroad with their mama.
“On September 19, 2023, the Father’s Florida attorney confirmed that the Father will not return the passports to the Mother,” the doc declared, “and will not consent for the children to return home to England.”
In reaction to the filing, a representative for Joe pressed back on the accusations and called the scenario “an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending.”
“When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst,” a declaration from the spokespersonn to E! News check out in part. “The children were not abducted. After being in Joe’s care for the past three months at the agreement of both parties, the children are currently with their mother. Sophie is making this claim only to move the divorce proceedings to the U.K. and to remove the children from the U.S. permanently.”