International Child Abduction & Abduction Prevention

MKFL can help with:

  • understanding the legal implications of relocating your child, and the steps you may need to take prior to doing so
  • assessing whether your situation falls under an international treaty called the Hague Child Abduction Convention, and, if so, what that means for your child
  • planning for your family if you fear the other parent may unilaterally relocate your child to another country
  • understanding whether a foreign custody order may be enforceable in the United States and the rules for when it may not be
  • crafting a practical and legally sound agreement to address potential future movement of your child
  • understanding the risks of your child traveling to another country, whether for a long-term residency or a short-term trip