Keeping rights to access a child can be difficult, but, for some parents, the other parent’s decision can make it almost impossible. If one parent decides to move to a new country or return to their home nation, the typical family law and custody issues suddenly become more complex and difficult to navigate. If one parent is in a different country and trying to remove the child from the United States, or if you are seeking to bring your child to the country, there are countless additional laws and potential pitfalls.
It is critical that you work with a skilled international custody attorney who understands this narrow area of law and is equipped with the abilities needed to protect your parental rights and your relationship with your child.
Our attorneys are experienced in fighting for the international custody rights you need to maintain the relationship you have with your child, regardless of where the child’s other parent resides or is traveling.
Our lawyers are experienced in applying the guidelines of the Hague Convention to your specific case to protect your rights. This law was designed to ensure that a parent’s custody rights were protected across borders and to prevent children from being moved across borders against the consent of either parent.
We will build a solid case against the offending parent. This case is based on thorough documentation of custody proceedings and orders, the residence of the child, and the history of the child and family. Our lawyers understand what the courts are looking for in these cases, and we apply that understanding to protecting the rights of our clients.
If your child was wrongfully removed or retained, we will take strong legal action to get the child back.
We also assist families in international relocation matters where one parent is seeking to move to a different country, in a move that would violate the terms of the existing custody agreement. We help to provide a proposal for relocation that meets the needs of all parties involved and will be approved by the presiding judge.