Assisting Parents Fighting International Custody Abduction

Perhaps no child custody case is more delicate than one in which a parent removes the child from the United States. If your child's other parent has taken the child and left the country without your permission, you have no time to lose. Every minute you hesitate may make it more difficult to bring your child home.

At Arnel Law Firm, we understand the panic you may be feeling at the thought of your former partner taking your child overseas or over the border without court approval or your permission. Our decades of experience in family courts include working with the laws that govern international custody issues. We are ready to help your family at a moment's notice.

Understanding The Hague Convention

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty among nearly 100 countries, the main purpose of which is to return children who have been unlawfully taken from their home countries. Even if you do not have a custody order in place, you may still invoke the Convention for the return of your child to the U.S. The process is challenging, but we are prepared to take aggressive action for you.

Time is of the essence. The longer you wait to seek help, the more settled into the new country your child may become, and the less likely the court may be to remove the child and return him or her to the U.S. Contact our Brooklyn offices to see how our highly skilled attorneys can help.

Can You Resolve Your Conflict With The Other Parent?

If one parent is requesting permission to relocate with the child to another country, the other parent's concern is likely that such a move will complicate their custody arrangement and potentially damage his or her relationship with the children. Our founding lawyer, Curt Arnel, has experience representing both sides of this emotional argument. Whether you and your former partner are willing to negotiate for a resolution or you are determined to battle it out in court, we will stand by your side and help you fight for your goals.

Experience Counts In This High-Stakes Situation

Your child's safety and well-being are on the line, so you want to deal with attorneys who understand the risks involved and are prepared to take action immediately. Contact us at 347-966-7378 or through our online request form so we can take the first steps in the process.