Interstate or International Child Custody Disputes

International Child Custody Disputes

Managing child custody arrangements can pose a challenge, even when both parents are on amicable terms and live in the same state. This can become far more complicated when either parent lives out of state, or the custodial parent is seeking to relocate out of state or even abroad. Obtain experienced legal help to protect your parental rights and act in your child’s best interests.

I have an extensive background handling interstate and international child custody disputes. I will apply my legal skills and knowledge of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Hague Convention in pursuit of securing your legal rights.

Handling Interstate Child Custody and Child Support Disputes

In the past, states had their own interstate child custody and child support laws. This allowed parents to relocate to another state, posing a great risk to the non-custodial parent’s visitation rights and parenting time. Parents were also known to move across state lines in an effort to avoid making child support payments.

To enforce child custody and child support arrangements nationwide, many states — including Nevada — follow the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act  and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act will determine which state has jurisdiction in child custody cases involving children who live in a different state.

International Child Custody Disputes

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act is designed to stop parents from moving to another state and establishing a parenting plan that excludes the other parent. This would be considering kidnapping. Through the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, definitions have been established nationwide outlining how a child’s home state is determined and which courts have jurisdiction to order a parenting plan.

Generally, a child must live in a state for least six months before the courts can order a parenting plan. I understand the sometimes conflicting guidelines which must be followed in interstate child custody and child support cases. I will take every measure possible to protect your rights and act in your child’s best interests.

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