Kelly Rutherford's Lawyer Details Her Next Move in Custody Battle: 'We Have Several Appeals Pending'

Kelly Rutherford has told PEOPLE she’ll never stop fighting for her children, and now, her attorney is explaining their next step in the Gossip Girl star’s crusade to move them back to America.

“We have several appeals pending,” Wendy Murphy, who represents Rutherford pro bono, tells PEOPLE in a statement.

Children in a Fortress: Inside Details on Kelly Rutherford's Kids' Lives in Monaco

Three years have passed since a judge ordered Kelly Rutherford’s children to move to Monaco with their father, German businessman Daniel Giersch, but Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6, are still adjusting to life outside the United States.

Kelly Rutherford Explains Her Desperate Attempt to Keep Her Kids in the U.S.: 'My Son Started Saying, "Mommy, I'm Afraid" '

On Aug. 6 Kelly Rutherford was supposed to put her children Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6, on a plane back to Monaco where they’ve been living with their father Daniel Giersch, for the last three years. Instead, the actress made a controversial decision and refused to return her kids.

Kelly Rutherford's Emergency Writ to Get Kids Back Dismissed as Her Lawyer Tells PEOPLE: 'Nobody Spoke Up for the Children'

A federal judge has rejected Kelly Rutherford’s last-minute attempt to get her children back after a state court ordered last week that they return to their father in Monaco.

Kelly Rutherford on Kidnapping Allegation: 'I Was Accused of Things I Was Not Even Able to Defend'


ABC Latest News | Latest News VideosKelly Rutherford says she believes her children’s voices “have not been heard” after a New York judge sent them back to Monaco this week.

Kelly Rutherford Calls Court Order Sending Kids Back to Monaco 'Shocking, Illegal and Abusive to My Children'

A day after she kissed her children goodbye in a New York courtroom, Kelly Rutherford is slamming the judge who ordered that they return to Monaco to be with their father.

Shocking Affidavit Alleges Kelly Rutherford's Daughter Almost Drowned on Her Father's Watch

A Connecticut woman says she rescued Kelly Rutherford’s daughter from nearly drowning in a hotel swimming pool in Bermuda in 2012 while the child was in the care of her father, Rutherford’s ex-husband Daniel Giersch.

Attorney for Kelly Rutherford's Ex Says Kids Were 'Happy' as They Kissed Her Goodbye: 'It Was Done Very Civilly'

After spending six weeks with their mother in New York, Kelly Rutherford’s children were sent back to Monaco to reunite with their father – despite the Gossip Girl star’s last-ditch effort to keep them on American soil.

Kelly Loses Her Kids: Angry Judge Orders a Distraught Rutherford's Children Be Returned to Monaco Immediately

Kelly Rutherford’s children are on their way back to Monaco with their paternal grandmother after a New York Supreme Court judge upheld the custody order Tuesday.

The actress appeared in court this morning to face the consequences of refusing to send her children back to Monaco on Friday.

Kelly Rutherford and Kids Must Appear Before a Judge as Ex Accuses Her of Child Abduction

Kelly Rutherford is facing the consequences of refusing to send her kids back to Monaco on Friday.

A New York Supreme Court judge has signed a writ of habeas corpus filed by the Gossip Girl star’s ex-husband Daniel Giersch, and she must appear in court with son Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6, on Tuesday, sources tell PEOPLE.

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