Retaken: Litigating International Child Kidnapping Cases Under the UCCJEA
About this Program
You are an experienced and respected family law lawyer. You handle a variety of family law matters and are frequently appointed by the court as the Guardian ad Litem for children. Then one morning, you receive an email from a mother in the Republic of Yemen. She tells you her former husband has abducted their daughter from her home in Yemen land and is now living with her in your city here in the United States. She wants to know if you can help her. You are conversant with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, having handled several cases over the years, so you agree to represent this mother. Then you learn that Yemen is not a party to the Hague Convention. What do you do? One of Patrick Stiehm’s areas of concentration is representing the left behind parent in international parental kidnapping cases. He will take you through how the handling of such a case from a non- Hague Convention country, using the UCCJEA.
I. Represent international clients using the UCCJEA, where the Hague Convention is not available;
II. Achieve an expedited handling of your Hague Convention case, avoid undue expense and get quick resolutions
III. Represent parents outside the United States from non-Hague countries who are seeking legal counsel to recover their children.
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