Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thoughts on the Hague Convention

In my last blog, we talked about the U.S. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and its application on an international level. The Hague Act can further complicate an already complex situation. To read the actual text of the Hague Convention of October 25, 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, click here.

In the 21st century, family members often reside in different parts of the world. What happens if the parties live in one country and one of the parents just leaves and disappears with the children? Or, the parties’ relationship is amicable and they are simply trying to understand which country’s laws should govern their separation and divorce?  Click here to read more. 



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