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International Child Custody Lawyers

Does Your Child Custody Case Cross International Borders? Call for Help in Los Angeles & Ventura County

Our society is a global society. People now communicate with others around the world on a daily basis via email, social media, phone, and more. People frequently travel to other countries for work and vacation. Not surprisingly, more and more children are being born to parents who are citizens of two different countries or to a parent who moves or wants to move to another country. This can complicate child custody cases.

At Feinberg & Waller, APC, our lawyers are well-known for handling interstate and international child custody matters. We bring decades of experience to these cases. We have the knowledge and skill to sort through and resolve even the most contentious international child custody disputes.

Do U.S. Laws Apply?

Needless to say, other countries may have dramatically different child custody laws than the United States. One factor that may play a critical role is the child’s birthplace. Was the child born in the United States, or a different country? Of course, there are many other factors, not the least of which is whether an amicable resolution is possible, or if one parent has taken the child to another country or threatened to do so, which is considered parental abduction.

In these cases, the legal process is dictated by the Hague Convention, assuming the country in question has signed the Hague Convention. The Hague Convention is a treaty that, among other things, is designed to address international child custody and protect children who have been abducted by a parent. This is accomplished by having an international procedure put in place that should allow children a relatively prompt return to their country of residence.

Currently, over 70 countries have signed the treaty and include:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • China
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Brazil

Our international and interstate child custody attorneys are well-versed in the provisions of the treaty. We can review your case to determine whether it applies and take the appropriate steps to move forward.

If your child has been taken to a country that has not signed the treaty, things can get complicated, particularly if you are the mother and it is a country where women do not have legal rights. Our lawyers are committed to finding positive resolutions in these cases.

Who Gets Custody When the Parent is Overseas?

When there is an ocean between the parents, having the child travel back and forth is not the same as when parents live on opposite sides of the same city. Creativity may be necessary to create workable child custody arrangements. These may involve occasional travel, longer stays with each parent, scheduled Skype sessions, and more. At the end of the day, we want to protect your relationship with your child and do what is in the child’s best interest.

If you want to discuss an international child custody case, contact our lawyers online or call (844) 252-1140 to schedule an initial consultation.
We have offices in Beverly Hills, Calabasas & Westlake Village.

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What Makes Feinberg & Waller, APC Different? 

Committed to Each & Every Case
  • Certified Family Law Specialists

    We have three certified family law specialists on our team. Attorneys wishing to become family law specialists must pass a rigorous examination in the field of family law, fulfill mandated ongoing educational requirements, been favorably evaluated by peer review, and show at least a five-year focus and proficiency in family law.

  • Team Approach

    At Feinberg & Waller, APC, the power of our entire team is behind you. As one or two lawyers oversee the fine details of each case, our clients further benefit from practice-wide strategic planning sessions. During these sessions every partner and associate brainstorms together to execute and deploy tactical case objectives, providing clients with an added value beyond the standard lawyer/client arrangement.

  • Outstanding National and International Reputation

    Firm shareholder, Marshall Waller is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Fellows are recognized as having advanced skills in family law and are recognized leaders in the field.

  • Role of the General Counsel

    The office of Feinberg & Waller, APC has a general counsel whose role is to focus on law firm management, corporate governance, and business policy. The litigation attorneys are then able to focus on your matter rather than having to concentrate on running the business aspect of a law firm.

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