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International Child Relocation

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Jun 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Custody Implications of International Relocation of Children

The growth of technology has made the world smaller and more intertwined, and it is now quite common for people from different countries to marry or otherwise have children together. However, when these relationships end, state and international laws regarding child custody arise, particularly in cases involving international child relocation.

At The Stevens Firm, P.A., we help mothers and fathers enforce their custody rights across borders. Our international child relocation attorneys understand the nuances involved in seeking enforcement of custody rights in the United States and around the world.

We have the knowledge and skill it takes to efficiently and effectively handle your international family law issues. We can help you bridge the (often great) divide between the United States and the rest of the world, so (a) you can remain focused on your goals and (b) your child can remain his/her relationship with both parents.

Ne Exeat Clauses and International Child Relocation

In family law, a ne exeat clause means a non-custodial parent has a say in where his or her child lives, which equals to a right of custody. These clauses are often found in divorce decrees and separation agreements, as well as general child custody orders, and they are increasingly becoming more common in other countries. The effect of a ne exeat clause is that a custodial parent must obtain permission from the non-custodial parent before relocating with their child.

Legal Help to Parents on Either Side of the Relocation Issue

If you are a parent who wishes to relocate with your child, you should consider reaching out to our law firm to make sure you understand your relocation options. It is far better to investigate your options before making a move than to leave and later pay the consequences, especially considering that could lead to international child abduction charges.

If you are a parent seeking to keep prevent the other parent from leaving the United States with your child, we will be glad to meet with you to discuss the options available to you. We know what resources are available to you, and we will advocate for your child custody rights at all levels of the legal process.

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