Child Custody And The Hague Conventions

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The Hague Convention and International Custody Disputes


When a parent moves out of the country with a child before a custody and visitation order has been entered or in violation of a court order, it is considered international child abduction. These cases can be a nightmare for parents as they can quickly become legally complex. If the country to which the parent has fled has signed the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, then the law becomes a tad easier to negotiate. At Feinberg & Waller, APC, our attorneys are skilled in international law as well as the provisions of the Hague Convention.

What if my child has been taken out of state or out of the country?

If you are involved in a parental kidnapping dispute, contact our Los Angeles Hague Convention lawyers online or call to schedule an initial consultation.

Child Custody Under the Hague Convention

The Hague Convention is a treaty that, among other things, is designed to 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 skilled California child custody attorneys are well-versed in the provisions of the treaty. International law adds some complexity to abduction cases, but you can rest assured that our lawyers have the skill and knowledge to provide diligent representation for your case.

International Custody Disputes Not Governed By The Treaty

If your child has been taken to a country that has not signed the treaty, things can get complicated, particularly if it is a country where women do not have legal rights. At Feinberg & Waller, APC, our lawyers are capable of handling the most complex child custody matters. We will work with legal counsel around the world to help resolve your dispute as safely and efficiently as possible.

Call for a Consultation at Our California International Child Abduction Law Firm

If you want to know what your legal options are for getting custody of your children back, contact our Beverly Hills international child custody lawyers online or call to schedule an initial consultation.

**The initial consultation to clients who retain Feinberg & Waller, APC. A significantly reduced flat fee is charged for the initial consultation. That fee is credited back to the client upon retention, thus resulting in no charge for the meeting. In the event the initial consultation fails to result in the retention of Feinberg & Waller, APC, the potential client nonetheless receives the consultation services at the significantly reduced fee.

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