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Skilled Assistance for Complicated International Issues

With globalization resulting in more marriages and relationships crossing international borders, it has become more common for legal disputes regarding family law matters to involve multiple countries. These include international child abduction, enforcement of child support and maintenance orders across borders, inter-country adoption, and other marriage and divorce issues.

At The Troum Law Firm, P.A., we can advise you about enforcing Florida family law rights in foreign countries, or enforcing rights established under another nation's laws in Florida courts. Both situations may be governed under provisions of the Hague Convention or treaties the United States has with other countries. However, there are countries that do not have agreements with the United States regarding returning children who are unlawfully abducted within their borders. In those circumstances, prevention is often the best course of action.

Our Maitland divorce attorney has successfully resolved international family law disputes involving nationals and residents of foreign countries. Contact our firm today to learn more.

Hague Convention Issues

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an agreement by party countries to ensure the return of abducted children to their home country. The intent is to protect children internationally from the harmful effects of their wrongful removal or retention, and to set out procedures for the child's prompt return.

The Hague Convention only applies to member states and it can be confusing and stressful when dealing with family law matters that involve overseas issues. Because these issues are so complex, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced lawyer who has handled international cases in the past.

When the situation warrants, we take precautionary measures, such as:

  • Protecting our clients against international parental abduction
  • Skillfully handling custody and visitation cases in Florida
  • Explaining all of your options regarding international marriages and divorce
  • Creating a solid legal plan to protect your children’s best interests

Maitland divorce attorney Mark S. Troum is happy to speak with you about your situation. We offer consultations where we can answer your questions and recommend the best steps to take.