International Custody Disputes

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Did you know that your divorce decree, which includes a child support and child custody order, is backed by the force of law? It’s true. However, New York courts and state law enforcement agencies can only function within state lines. If your ex-spouse leaves the country or state and takes your child, it is imperative that you contact experienced legal advocacy right away.

At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, our New York child custody lawyers are equipped with the necessary skills to help parents in need of foreign entities and neighboring states to enforce child support and child custody orders in order to return a child to their rightful home. When you choose to work with our team, we will work diligently to provide top-tier solutions to protect your family.

Do not wait to retain experienced legal representation. Call our legal team to begin your case right away!

Understanding the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

Although state laws govern divorce and various issues associated with divorce, questions regarding jurisdiction and whether or not state laws remain intact may arise. In controversies involving parents who live in different states, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act helps decide jurisdiction. This act establishes guidelines regarding which state has jurisdiction in order to prevent two states from issuing two different custody orders, which may compete. If a prior order did not exist, jurisdiction will be given to the state that the child has resided in for the last six months. Of course, since exceptions do exist, it is important to get in touch with a highly experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

We Can Fight Against Child Abduction

Unfortunately, some international custody dispute cases involve child abductions, a condition that occurs when one parent take the child and flees from the country. If this happens, it is crucial to seek superior representation right away. If you believe your ex-spouse may remove your child from the country, contact our team to help you:

  • Obtain an order for sole custody of your child
  • Ensure your child does not have a valid passport
  • Obtain an order that states your child cannot be removed from jurisdiction
  • Contact the United States Department of State to ensure your child is placed on he Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program

Do Not Wait to Contact Our New York Child Custody Attorneys

If you are facing a difficult situation regarding child custody, including those that are international, we urge you to contact our New York international child custody lawyers at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC. Because our team understands the level of stress an entire family can face in these types of situations, we work diligently to handle all the complex legal matters in as little time as possible.

To speak with our team about your case, call Eiges & Orgel, PLLC right away! We can put our experience, skills, and knowledge on your side of the courtroom. Do not wait. Such cases need to be handled right away.