It’s no secret that Lauren Brovarnik’s parents are against moving to Israel.
At the moment, this is what she and Alexei are thinking about.
There are claims on both sides. some are better than others.
this week’s Lauren & Alexei: After 90 daysLauren’s parents’ objections infuriated a runaway Alexei.
Even a family trip to Israel doesn’t seem to soothe Marlene and Bryan’s hearts.
They are there with their daughter Lauren and son-in-law Alexei.
Vacations are fundamentally different from long-term travel. They don’t want their daughters or grandchildren to spend years away.
On this week’s episode, Lauren paused and asked, “Why is everyone so quiet?”
She had missed some disagreements and wanted to know what it was.
Alexei waved in the general direction of his in-laws and encouraged his wife to “ask their concerns.”
“I’m just worried about a few things,” Marlene said to her daughter in the most vague terms possible.
Alexei interrupted, “Of course Israel will move.”
He then gave a crash course against his in-laws’ previous objections, followed by an expression of aggravation. “The more we talk about it, the more backlash we get.”
Lauren naturally asked her father what he was thinking.
“I said a lot today,” Brian pointed out, continuing to admit, “You wouldn’t like it.”
His primary concern was the welfare of his grandchildren and how life in Israel would affect their lives.
“Israel is a very modern country,” assesses Brian.
“It’s also a Middle Eastern country with archaic laws and things,” he continues vaguely.
“And,” Brian asks, “Who has the rights to those children?”
“You have to find out,” Brian advises his daughter.
He asks her if she knows, “Can I bring the kids back out of the county?”
Indeed, many countries, including Israel, have different custody laws. There are always many legal distinctions to research before moving.
For example, Israel rarely grants joint custody. One parent receives custody and the other usually receives visitation rights.
But Alexei was clearly angry and declared: “Oh, that’s it.”
Perhaps Alexei resented his father-in-law’s characterization of Israel and its legal system.
Alternatively, perhaps the problem was that custody would likely only occur if Alexei and Lauren broke up.
In any case, Alexei put his son in a stroller and drove away.
Lauren expressed her dismay at the confessional camera.
“A custody lawyer? What the hell?” she expressed to the camera.
Alexei, on the other hand, felt that this was a total rejection from his step-family, even though he had been with Lauren for seven years.
“I’m really upset that he did it that way,” Alexei told the cameras.
“I didn’t realize it was so unreliable after seven years,” he said. “And he trusts me very little.”
Alexei then added: