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Scottsdale International Child Custody Attorneys

International Custody Kidnapping · Interstate Jurisdictional Disputes

The complex issues of custody and visitation are greatly complicated when parents live in different states or when one parent resides in a foreign country. While federal law and international treaties usually recognize the custody agreement in the original jurisdiction, you need prompt intervention by a veteran family law attorney to protect your rights and your child.

The lawyers of Childers & Huey PLC have extensive experience in both international and interstate custody disputes, including children abducted to a foreign nation by noncustodial parents and international/interstate relocation by the primary custody parent. We understand that these are tense and emotional situations, and we will do everything we can to uphold your rights and bring your child home or prevent the other parent from taking your child away from you.

Contact our Scottsdale family law firm today at 480-624-2776 or contact us online to discuss your rights and legal remedies.

Scottsdale International Child Custody Lawyers

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an international treaty that specifically addresses parental kidnapping and related disputes such as wrongful detention (refusing to return a child who is in another country for visitation with an ex-spouse).

Our attorneys are familiar with the Hague Convention and the appropriate channels through the U.S. State Department in international custody disputes and abductions. We have handled cases of children taken to England and European countries, to Middle East countries, and to Mexico or Latin American countries.

We are also extensively knowledgeable about the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdictional and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) which governs state-to-state disputes involving custody and visitation.

In addition to representing Arizona residents fighting international relocation or fighting for the return of a kidnapped son or daughter, we can represent parents seeking to establish custody or asylum in Arizona under the UCCJEA or Hague Convention to protect a child from abuse.

Our family law attorneys have more than 60 years of experience, and Bruce Childers is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a family law specialist Please call our office at 480-624-2776 today or contact us online to schedule an appointment.