Challenges for Parents in Foreign Countries

Divorced or separated parents who reside in or come from a foreign country can encounter issues regarding custody and visitation court orders for their children. Concerns about modifying court orders when parents go overseas often are challenging matters and may involve multiple legal actions both in the United States and in foreign countries.

The lawyers at Glassman & Michael, PLLC, know the legal challenges civilian and military families face when a family relocates overseas. From confusing foreign laws to navigating the challenges of extreme distances, parents need to know that there is a law firm on their side that will help protect the children and asset parental rights when an international custody dispute is at hand.

Asserting Parental Rights in International Custody Cases

Whether because of a parental relocation or a case of parental kidnapping, the attorneys at our firm address international custody matters quickly and aggressively.

We plan and implement strong strategic solutions so that the children's best interests are protected in conjunction with preserving parental rights. Compelling compliance with appropriate custody and visitation orders are part of our mandate to our clients.

Support and Enforcement of the Hague Convention

Currently, there are more than 70 countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention — a treaty that grants participating countries the ability to enforce child custody laws in other signatory countries.

Foreign governments, under the terms of the treaty, are encouraged to return abducted children in cases of parental kidnapping as well as work with other foreign governments when modifications of custody orders are needed.

The attorneys at Glassman & Michael, PLLC, are well-versed in the terms outlined in the Hague Convention and are strong advocates of its enforcement in international custody cases. We work with courts in other countries to determine jurisdiction as well as the best course of action in each case. Efficiency and quick response to a child's needs are important to our firm, which is why we are prepared to handle a case through mediation or litigation if necessary.

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