The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an international treaty that returns jurisdiction over child custody matters to the country where the child "habitually resides."
At the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, P.C., we represent parents whose children have been unlawfully removed to foreign countries as well as parents with lawful custody who wish to relocate with the child to other Hague Convention or non-signatory countries.
In order for the Hague Convention to govern a child custody case, the child in question must be under the age of 16. Determining which country is the child's "habitual residence" can be a contentious issue. In some case, the UCCJEA can help make that determination.
With extensive experience handling international child custody matters, including child abductions, our lawyers are prepared to protect your rights and the rights of your child in these complex legal matters.
Contact an International Child Abduction Attorney
If you are seeking guidance for an international child custody matter in New York, we are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-792-9501 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced New York Hague Convention attorney.