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International Child Custody

When parents are of different nationalities or when one parent seeks to remove a child from the United States or when jurisdiction is questioned, complex issues of international law and international jurisdiction may arise.

Our International Practice Group is exceptionally well positioned to handle any aspect of international family law. Not just do we have the experience, we also have the training all of the world’s predominant legal systems. In particular, we are well familiar with all of the Hague Conventions, which govern international child custody matters.

Additionally, our lawyers are fluent in a variety of important languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Dutch and have substantially studied, lived, and practiced around the globe.

International Divorce & Child Custody

A Temporary Restraining Order will prevent this.
The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act is a federal statute that uniforms and facilitates jurisdiction and enforcement standards in family matters involving multiple states.
Removing children from U.S. territory against or without the other parent’s consent is a serious crime. Call us immediately, you must not lose time.
To file for a divorce in Texas, one of the spouses has to have been a resident of the state for a continuous six-month period. In addition, one of the spouses must have been a resident of the county where the divorce is filed for at least 90 days.
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