Arcaro Law Group
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    24 SE 20th St
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Arcaro Law Group

International Child Abduction Lawyer In Fort Lauderdale Florida

Abduction & Child Custody

Navigating time-sharing and child custody arrangements can be among the most complicated and emotional aspects of family law for many of our clients.

And one of the most troubling scenarios parents can face is the abduction of their child abroad. This may involve a former spouse who will not accept Florida’s time-share ruling or who will not allow a child to return to the United States after a trip abroad.

With over a decade of experience, the team of Child Custody Attorneys at Arcaro Law Group is equipped to assist you with a wide array of possible difficulties both within the State of Florida and abroad.

From your former spouse taking your children and leaving the country to allegations of abuse, we have formulated strategies and procedures to ensure the best possible results for you and your children.

Let Us Help Bring Your Child Home

At Arcaro Law Group, our Fort Lauderdale divorce attorneys have extensive experience handling child abduction cases. We have represented parents in more than 20 different countries, using Hague Abduction Convention proceedings and other legal means, navigating foreign legal systems, and litigating with the goal of reuniting parent and child.

We have also represented parents with legal custody who wish to prevent their child from being returned to another country. This can help responsible and concerned parents secure their rights to protect, care for, and make major decisions for their minor children.

Child Custody Arrangements In International Cases

Child custody arrangements can be complex and delicate. They are generally ordered or approved by the court, and often involve attorneys or mediators, as well.

If a parent flees the country with their child without the express consent of the other parent and the court, whether or not they have sole parental responsibility, this can be viewed as international child abduction.

Frequently, many international abductions take place after a parent is permitted to visit a foreign country with the child and then subsequently refuses to return. While the initial removal is not wrongful, the subsequent retention may become unlawful within the context of the Hague Convention.

In addition to the U.S., we have represented parents and dealt with administrative concerns in:

  • Bahamas
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Herzegovina
  • Honduras
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Qatar
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Ukraine

What Is the Hague Abduction Convention?

The Hague Abduction Convention is an international treaty offering legal guidelines to expedite the return of abducted children to their home countries.

As the recommended window to complete a Hague case is six weeks, the legal team at The Arcaro Law Group recommends contacting a family law attorney the moment you suspect international parental abduction.

We can represent you through the following steps:

  • Obtain a local court order in support of Hague Convention proceedings
  • Initiate legal proceedings seeking to return your abducted child to the United States
  • Represent parents accused of international abduction in Hague Proceedings
  • Work with both foreign and domestic counsel
  • Secure rights of access or visitation under the Hague Convention
  • Enforce rights of access or visitation awarded under the Convention
  • Assist parents in initiating criminal proceedings
  • Ask the U.S. State Department to request assistance via the Hague Convention process
  • Explore the option of foreign litigation to expedite the return process

When dealing with countries that do not recognize Hague Convention remedies, the team at Arcaro Law Group can also suggest and facilitate other effective legal solutions.

Facing the possible abduction of your child internationally? Or do you have concerns about your rights as a parent who lives abroad?

For more information on International Child Abduction in Floridaan initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (954) 546-7280 today.

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