HAGUE CONVENTION – INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
Extradition Law Firm has vast experience in obtaining the return of wrongfully abducted children and preventing the abduction of children in the Russian Federation and Internationally. Because of the firm’s experience, legal and professional relationships internationally and domestically with other attorneys and Courts, as well as the firm’s knowledge of self-help techniques, they are able to successfully have your child returned to and from both signatories to the Hague Convention (CONVENTION ON THE CIVIL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION Concluded 25 October 1980) and other Countries which are not signatories.
Our firm represents parents whose children have been unlawfully removed to the Russian Federation, foreign nations and to Hague Convention nations. We represent parents with lawful custody rights who wish to prevent the return of a child to another Hague Convention or non-signatory country.
The purposes of the Convention are to protect children from the harmful effects of international abduction by a parent by encouraging the prompt return of abducted children to their country of habitual residence, and to organize or secure the effective rights of access to a child. The idea is that custody and visitation matters should generally be decided by the proper court in the country of the child’s habitual residence.
The Convention focuses on the child, providing a shared civil remedy among partner countries.
The Hague Convention is a treaty designed to expedite the return of abducted children to their home countries. Once a child is returned, an appropriate court in that country will issue or affirm a child custody order according to the laws of that nation. The firm is skilled to handle your case and any media attention, having handled many publicized cases. We have professional relationships with various media outlets that could foster public attention to aid in the discovery of the whereabouts of your child and aid in his or her return.