Parental kidnapping is a serious crime that can have a lasting and severe impact on both parents and especially the well-being of a child. Whether you are accused of parental kidnapping or your child was unlawfully taken by his or her parent, we have the necessary experience in state, federal and international law to protect your rights.
At Stuart N. House, P.A., we provide strategic advocacy and support to protect your rights in complex cases involving national and international kidnapping of your child. We are focused on the safe return of your child. Attorney Stuart House works with authorities and uses state, federal and international law to enforce your rights.
The loss of a child is devastating, especially when a parent takes a child across international borders. The legal complications make it very difficult to ensure that a child is returned home safely. Attorney Stuart House has the necessary experience in handling complex cases involving parental kidnapping and using The Hague Convention to ensure that your rights and your child’s best interests are secured.
The Hague Convention is an international agreement which, among other things, seeks to address the problem of parental kidnapping. The Convention provides, in pertinent part, for the return of a child who has been wrongfully removed by one parent from his or her country of habitual residence in derogation of the other parent’s rights of custody or access to the child The procedure is then to return the child to his or her home country until a final custody and visitation determination is made. Countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention include, but are not limited to:
We will provide aggressive and strategic support in cases involving:
Parental kidnapping cases can be complex and incredibly challenging and require an in-depth knowledge of state, federal and international law. Attorney Stuart House has a track record of successfully securing the return of children from as far away as South Africa, and is committed to zealously protecting the rights of parents and children in the United States and internationally.
If you have removed your child from the state or the country, you may need aggressive and strategic defense to protect your rights and your child. Many allegations of child “kidnapping” cases are unfounded, but require the advocacy of an experienced attorney when an action under the Hague Convention is filed.
From the initiation of your case, we will work closely with authorities to enforce provisions of the Hague Convention and use both state and federal law to ensure that your child is returned safely. Our firm is experienced in working with relevant government agencies as well as other foreign government entities to secure the rights and interests of our clients and their children.