International Child Custody Cases

In today's world, lives are rarely confined to the borders of a single state or even a single country. When those lives also involve young children and child custody arrangements, special care must be taken when crossing international borders. Everything must be done in accordance with the law, and that requires the help of a lawyer knowledgeable in the rules pertaining to international child custody issues.

The Hague Convention

The most important thing to understand when dealing with international child custody cases is that every country has different child custody laws. One country may not recognize child custody arrangements made in another country. Furthermore, one country cannot interfere with the laws and legal systems of other countries. Needless to say, this makes dealing with international child custody cases incredibly complex.

When a child has been taken to another country, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction provides a mechanism for the return of children to their country of habitual residence. At Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC, in San Antonio, we are well-versed in the rules set out in the Hague Convention. With 30 plus years of combined family law experience handling child custody cases, we know how to navigate these complex matters.

Perhaps your child has been a victim of international parental abduction. Perhaps you have been accused of abducting your child and taking him or her out of the country. Whatever the case may be, we will protect your rights, your interests and your relationship with your child.

International Child Custody Arrangements Are Possible

With modern technology, there are ways to create workable international child custody arrangements that allow a child the benefit of having both parents involved in his or her upbringing. We can help you craft arrangements that make sense for you and your family.

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Call 210-764-3468 or send an email to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.