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International/Intrastate
Child Abduction & Custody

Decisive Action in Custody and Kidnapping Cases across State, National Boundaries

In addition to custody disputes that take place within New Jersey and between parents living in different states within the United States, our team of family attorneys has extensive experience in handling international custody disputes. These cases often arise when one parent removes a child from the United States without the permission of the other parent.

In international custody cases, there are several different legal remedies available to the parent seeking to have their child returned to the United States. This includes:

  • The Hague Convention
  • The Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction Act
  • Parental Kidnapping and Prevention Act (PKPA)

With immediate access to national and international law firms, The Deni Law Group is prepared to take immediate and decisive action. Contact us to learn more.

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Complex Jurisdictional issues,
Including international and interstate kidnapping

Complex Jurisdictional Issues, Including International and Interstate Kidnapping
With the increasing mobility of families, divorce and custody cases have become even more complex because various federal, state, and international laws overlap. At The Deni Law Group, our attorneys are well-versed in the interplay among these different laws, which often seem to be at odds with each other.

For example, the various federal statutes that control interstate custody and child support cases are drafted in such a manner that custody and child support can conceivably be handled in two different states, depending on the specific facts of an individual case.

Needless to say, having court cases that involve children pending in two different states can be unnecessarily stressful and expensive. That is why it is so important to consult with attorneys who are experts in complex jurisdictional issues before submitting to any court jurisdiction.

If your case involves a move between states, it is imperative that you seek the advice of an attorney who is well-versed in the federal statutes and case law governing interstate custody and child support disputes. Our attorneys have decades of experience in handling complex jurisdictional cases involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which governs all interstate custody disputes, and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), which governs all interstate child support issues.

Indeed, our attorneys are so knowledgeable on these issues that they are asked to speak at seminars to train other attorneys.
Further, complex jurisdictional issues also extend to divorce matters and the jurisdiction selected for dissolving a marriage, even if no children are involved.

The question of which jurisdiction is most appropriate for a divorce matter can arise not only across state lines, but also across county lines within New Jersey.

Beyond cases that strictly involve U.S. courts, our experienced attorneys have handled cases of international child kidnapping. We have successfully obtained the return of children from countries that honor the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, and also the return of children from countries that do not honor the Hague Convention.

Also important, our attorneys have experience and expertise in preventing potential kidnapping in high-conflict, high-risk custody cases to help our clients avoid the trauma of such an event in the first place.

If you are dealing with any kind of a jurisdictional custody case,
contact us to set up a free phone consultation.




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