International Child Custody Disputes
While the attorneys at Munger • Denker • Ruiz • Barbour attorneys assist clients in a variety of matters involving commercial law, civil litigation, administrative law, and governmental issues, there are matters that take on an entirely different tone and significance: Matters involving family. On a domestic level, family disputes are difficult enough to resolve — but when the parties are located in different countries, the attendant issues are magnified. One unfortunate example of these magnified problems is the issue of international child abductions, and Munger • Denker • Ruiz • Barbour is one of the few law firms capable of assisting parents in securing the return of their children in these situations.
International child abductions have increased significantly with the number of U.S. citizens living abroad. Munger • Denker • Ruiz • Barbour is experienced and has successfully litigated petitions under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which permits an aggrieved parent to file a petition in the jurisdiction where a child is located seeking the return of that child. So if you are located in a country outside of the U.S., whether you are a U.S. citizen or not, and your child has been taken to the U.S. by a non-custodial parent or other person not authorized to relocate that child without your knowledge or consent, please call us today.