International Child Custody

Experienced And Assertive Advocacy In International Custody Disputes

Moving only a state away can cause issues regarding custody arrangements. Custody disputes involving other nations are even more complex, and require a degree of global sophistication that few family law firms can muster.

These cases, involving both countries that adhere to the Hague Convention on parental responsibility and protection of children, and countries that are not Hague Convention signatories, are not common. But when they arise, and the well-being of the child, who may be held by duress, is at stake, you want the best legal minds guiding you to a satisfactory outcome.

Resolving Custody Disputes Across International Boundaries

The process begins by filing a request with the U.S. State Department. The State Department will forward an official request to the foreign ministry of the nation in question. This is usually not a rapid process, as legal differences between the two countries are worked out. Attorney Maya Shulman of Shulman Family Law Group, follows each case carefully, observing correct protocol at every step to ensure the safe return of the child.

To accomplish these agreements, Shulman Family Law Group maintains close relationships with family law attorneys in numerous countries. When a client’s request is disputed by the other parent, we work with the attorneys of the firms abroad to facilitate the return of his or her child.

Child custody lawyer Maya Shulman also represents custodial parents who seek to prevent the return of their child to another country, whether the country is or is not a Hague Convention signatory.

Put Our Experience To Work For You

It is not only important to have a competent attorney handling the international case, but having a competent international process service firm on board is critical as well. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and one mistake can cost you the case. Finding an attorney who knows the laws, treaties, local customs, and system of the foreign legal system is crucial.

Ms. Shulman is one of Southern California’s elite interstate and international custody attorneys. You are invited to contact Ms. Shulman at [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-REGULAR-NUMBER-1″] or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting to discuss your interstate and international family law issues.