Not every child custody attorney has knowledge of the Hague Convention which controls international custody and parenting time disputes. When issues involving children are fought by parents in different countries, the Hague Convention can bring complexities that are beyond the experience of many attorneys. At Jensen & Leiberan, we are experienced in handling international custody disputes and have a thorough knowledge of the Hague Convention and how it has been applied in Oregon and Washington.
Cases involving the abduction of a child from one parent and moving the child into another country are rife with emotion. At Jensen & Leiberan, we recognize that our clients not only need experience, but a high level of compassion from their lawyer. Their son or daughter is thousands of miles away. With the help of an experienced attorney and the application of the Hague Convention, a parent can have the chance to see their child again or even to gain custody and have the child moved back to the home country.
If you are seeking the return of your children from the other parent who took the children out of the country, contact us immediately at 503-446-2521.
Oregon AND WASHINGTON Lawyers Asserting Your Rights under the Hague convention
Many countries have signed on to the Hague Convention international treaty. Depending on the circumstances of your case it may give a jurisdiction authority to resolve a dispute if the parents and the child are residents of the state or if the child was abducted to the state. The Hague Convention provides the authority for the courts to issue orders that will allow parents to work with law enforcement in a participating country to have the child immediately returned.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced divorce lawyer regarding the Hague Convention and how it can help you and your children, please contact us.