Custody determinations are always made based on what is in the best interests of the child. The court will apply a number of factors when making this determination. These matters are typically straightforward. However, they can become complicated quickly when a parent wishes to move away, especially to another country. At Bivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC, our Atlanta international child custody attorneys have extensive experience handling complex custody matters.
If you or the parent of your child is wishing to move out of the country, having experienced legal representation is essential. Contact our Georgia family law attorneys online, call us at 866-527-2630 to schedule a 30-minute consultation to discuss your situation.
If a child custody determination has already been made and a parent subsequently wishes to move out of the country, our Marietta divorce attorneys can help bring a modification action to change the terms of the custody agreement. However, if a parent wishes to move before a custody or a visitation order is in place, or if a parent moves in violation of an order, much bigger issues are raised.
If a parent moves in violation of an order, it is considered to be child abduction. In these cases, the international law as governed by the Hague Convention will apply, assuming the country to which the child was taken has signed the Hague Convention. If not, other custody jurisdiction matters will come into play. At Bivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC, our lawyers will work with legal counsel around the world to help resolve international parenting plan disputes.
Child custody issues in an international context raise unique issues surrounding jurisdiction and the application of international law. It is important to have legal counsel on your side who understands how to navigate these complicated waters. Contact our Atlanta international child custody lawyers online, or call us toll free at 866-527-2630 to schedule a 30-minute consultation to discuss your situation.