International Custody Battle

Please help Jihoon in the custody battle of his wonderful son, Taeyang. Their story garnered international attention from a US based television show, and now he needs our help ensuring his rights as a father are fully exercised. Jihoon is a father in South Korea. His son Taeyang is in Utah with his mother. While in Utah the mother decided to file for divorce leaving Jihoon at a severe disadvantage due to costs associated with travel, legal fees and the COVID-19 pandemic. Time is getting short for this father to exercise his rights. They are still legally married but claims and allegations have been thrown around in media and social media by mother and grandmother of child that the court is going to decide in default in her favor “soon.” It seems as if the “trip” to Utah was calculated and malicious for mother to gain upper hand in divorce and custody proceedings. Divorce and custody cases are expensive on top of traveling to Utah from South Korea as well as having to defend himself against abuse allegations put forth by mother. This is not a simple case of jumping on an airplane to come visit son. Jihoon has to protect himself against further allegations of abuse along with not wasting money on a trip that he is refused access to son. Please consider donating and sharing campaign before it’s too late. This Go Fund Me campaign has been verified as legitimate by the Go Fund Me security team with documents provided by Jihoon. The funds are being raised to assist in all costs related to Jihoon’s defense in divorce and custody case. This will include costs to travel, attorney fees, psychological evaluations, guardian ad litem, anything the attorney administering the funds deems appropriate. Jihoon and his #teamjihoon Go Fund Me campaign organizers do not have access to the funds. The funds will go directly to attorney who will hold them in trust account. Attorney representing Jihoon is Mr. Joseph Alamilla, who is also based in Utah. Joe has 17 years experience and is very capable of handling this case. You can find more information about him at Jihoon has been working long hours in South Korea in an attempt to preserve his rights and to defend himself, along with securing reasonable access to his son. He has realized that time is important and he must defend himself soon. As much as he would prefer to remain out of the spotlight and finance this endeavor on his own he has come to see that is not possible.


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Amanda Grayce Crosby 
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