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Maintain Ties To Your Child, No Matter The Jurisdiction
Child custody is almost always a highly emotional and contentious legal matter, and understandably so – the responsibilities of parenthood are enormous, as are its privileges and emotional rewards. It’s easy to see why any parent would work very hard to maintain a formal connection to his or her child even after the parents’ marriage has ended.
Custody matters can be especially confusing and complex across international borders. Family law varies even from one U.S. state to the next, and of course there will be an even greater variance between United States law and the policies and norms of other countries. In practice, this fact can either be an advantage or a disadvantage for you, depending on the country in question; the citizenship of you, your child and the child’s other parent; where you and your child’s other parent each lives; and other factors.
No matter what your specific situation is, Tour-Sarkissian Law Offices, LLP, can help. We have the cross-cultural knowledge and years of experience to stand up for your interests while providing for your child’s safety and well-being.
Use US Law And International Law To Your Advantage
Our firm has a deep understanding of international family law, and we pay close attention to new developments in this field in order to provide seamless and effective service for our clients. For example, we will help you understand recently enacted international agreements such as the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, a treaty ratified by 98 countries in May 2018, which will be applicable if one parent has taken your child to another country without your consent.
Within the United States, there is a similar agreement known as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This regulation was produced by the Uniform Law Commission, an agency that dedicated to encouraging consistency in the law between U.S. states, and helping citizens recognize and navigate important differences.
Whether your child’s other parent seeks to live with your child in another state or another country, we can help you assert your parental custody and/or visitation rights in order to maintain the relationship with your child that you deserve.