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International Child Abduction or Parental Kidnapping

By Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.  Feb. 21, 2012 4:23p

When a child is illegally removed from his home and taken across international borders to live in another country, whether by a parent or other relative, it is generally regarded as international child abduction. This can become a complex legal matter due to the fact that the laws of two countries are involved over the issue of child custody. When such an issue occurs, if the opposing parties reside in countries which have agreed to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, formed in 1980, a procedure exists to resolve the matter.

The purpose of The Hague Convention agreement is to promptly return any children who have been wrongfully removed to or detained in another country and to ensure that custody rights and access under the laws of one country are respected in another. Only countries that have agreed to the Convention are subject to its conditions and procedures. The United States is a nation that is part of the Convention.

With international travel becoming more popular, international marriages have grown, resulting in complicated legal battles when a parent removes a child to another country in violation of legal custody arrangements. In such a legal matter, having an attorney who is well-versed in international family law is critical.

Experienced Legal Help from a New York International Child Custody Attorney

If you are currently facing an international child custody issue, you can get the experienced and dedicated legal representation you need at the law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C. Many law firms handle family law in the United States. Do not mistake one of them for a law firm that has experience in handling international family law issues, which is vastly different. A New York international child custody lawyer at the firm can fully evaluate your case in terms of the laws and agreements between countries that are pertinent to your situation and advise you on what needs to be done to resolve the matter.

You should contact the firm to arrange to speak with a international child custody attorneys as soon as you are aware that a situation exists. Prompt action can be critical in child custody cases; get the knowledgeable help you need as soon as possible.

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