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International Child Abduction and Your Rights

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty that provides a universal process for the return of a child who has been abducted and taken to another country. More than 80 countries have ratified the Hague Abduction Convention.

The Hague Convention does not address any of the legal issues directly related to the custody dispute. It is only concerned with returning the child to his or her country of habitual residence. Even if the parent can prove that the abduction has contributed to the child’s safety, the Convention will leave those issues to be addressed by the local court.

Committed to Reuniting You With Your Child

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we help people across Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma to resolve even the most complex child custody issues. We understand how overwhelming it can be when your child has been taken to another country and the other parent has no intention of bringing the child back. You can count on our lawyers to be there with you at every step, constantly working to protect your parental rights.

The law is clear with regard to the requirements of The Hague Convention, and parental responsibility for obeying its terms is a matter of international law. In cases like these, our only concern is to get your child back to you safe and sound. We understand the unique requirements and processes involved with the Hague Convention, and we know what it takes to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf.

You can read more on this topic in an article written by Paola Arzu Stange titled: The Hague Convention: An Overview of the Treaty, Enforcement, and Alternatives

We also have other articles on the Hague Conventions that you might be interested in: International cooperation pays off in child abduction case and Japan closer to changing child abduction laws.

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Our child custody practice focuses on protecting the wellbeing of children and the rights of parents. We handle issues such as:
Visitation
Often called parenting time, visitation is the amount of time a noncustodial parent spends with his or her child. We can handle a broad spectrum of visitation matters.
Creating a parenting plan
Getting visitation rights means drafting a parenting plan that works. We can help.
Relocation with a child
Courts have continuing jurisdiction over child custody and visitation orders. So, when a parent wants to move, it is usually necessary to get the court's permission first. Failure to do so can put your time with your child in jeopardy.
Enforcement of orders
If a parent fails to follow a child custody order, it may be possible to take him or her to court to enforce the order.
Contempt of court
If you are found to have repeatedly ignored a court order, you may be found in contempt of court.
Modification of orders:
When you need a court order changed, you can work with the experienced attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC.
Custody Issues for Nonmarried Parents
Next to divorce actions, paternity cases (custody and support cases between unmarried parents) are among the most common cases in family law.
Parental Rights
Parents are often concerns about their parental rights, especially fathers in certain circumstances.
Family Access Motions
If you are being denied access to your children, you may want to consider a family access motion.
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
If you have jurisdictional issues involving your custody case, you will want an attorney familiar with the UCCJEA.
Custody Evaluations
If you have a complex custody case where psychological issues or abuse may be in play, you might want to consider a child custody evaluation
Hague Convention
If you are dealing with an international child custody dispute, and perhaps child abduction, knowing about the Hague Convention is often critical.
Third-Party Custody
If you are not the biological parents, in certain cases all may not be lost. You might have a right to third party custody in certain situations.
Fertility and Surrogacy
Fertility and surrogacy is a growing area of the law for those who want children.
Transportation
In some custody cases, parties might live far apart. This can result in difficult child custody cases with transportation at issue.

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