International Child Custody

Common Issues Involving International Child Custody Disputes

When parents wish to divorce or live in different countries, there are many different issues that must be resolved.

Legal issues escalate when one parent decides to relocate to another state or country with the child without consent from the child's other parent, or when a parent seeks a court order to permit relocation in or out the U.S.

Common issues include:

  • Determining which jurisdiction is appropriate for the case to be heard
  • Developing a parenting plan that operates in the best interests of the children, while giving the noncustodial parent appropriate rights to partial custody
  • Provisions for prevention of abduction and enforcement of any order

International child custody disputes involve a very specialized area of law. It is imperative that your lawyer has the knowledge and experience to put forth a strategy that is most likely to protect your interests and accomplish your goals.

Attorney Linda Shay Gardner has a wealth of experience representing and advising parents, judges, governments and advisory committees on the topic of international child custody and international parental abduction.

Recognized Expert In International And Interstate Child Abduction And Custody Issues

She is an authority in international child custody disputes and child abduction, with extensive experience representing and advising parents, governments and advisory committees on the topic of international child custody and international parental abduction.

Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Ms. Gardner has worked or advised on more than 300 Hague Abduction Convention or other abduction cases where bilateral treaties do not exist. Her services have been invaluable in cases involving more than 60 countries worldwide.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and The Committee for Missing Children, Inc., have officially recognized Gardner Law Office as an authority of international and interstate child abduction issues.

Ms. Gardner also provides expert testimony on issues of child abduction and the prevention of child abduction.

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Call us at 610-228-4626 or email us to schedule a meeting to discuss your international child custody matter.