U.S.-Japanese couple settle dispute over son

MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) -- A Michigan man is rejoining his wife in Japan after they settled a custody dispute over their 8-year-old son.

A hearing in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens was cancelled Tuesday after the agreement.

Carl and Mayumi Mueller wed in Japan in 2002. He says he took their son from Japan to China, in part because of the couple's faltering relationship. Carl Mueller and the boy moved in with Mueller's parents in St. Clair Shores.

Carl Mueller's lawyer Craig Ferriga says the couple are working to reconcile. He didn't know Mayumi Mueller's hometown.

An ex-lawyer for Mayumi Mueller accused the father of "abducting" the child. Current lawyer Elizabeth Sadowski earlier declined comment to The Macomb Daily. The Associated Press left a message seeking comment Tuesday.

Published: Thu, Aug 25, 2011