Child Abduction Attorney Miami

Locating Your Child – Child Custody Attorney Miami

Locating Your Child – International Child Abduction Lawyer

For parents whose child has been taken across international boundaries, there are legal means and practical resources available to help locate the child and return custodial or visitation rights to the parent. Until it happens to you, experiencing the loss of a child is something that cannot be fully comprehended. For more information about locating your child and re-gaining your custodial or visitation rights, send us an email or contact Senior Partners David Filler or Catherine Rodriguez at 305.672.5007 for immediate attention to your legal needs.

Locating Your Child Will Be Our Priority

Having your child abducted is devastating. Frequently, the abducting parent goes to great lengths to keep this location hidden, such as changing the name of the child.

Filler Rodriguez, child custody attorney – will use every legal means available to locate and recover custody of your child. The firm works with private investigators and other resources in this effort.

In some instances we involve investigators that have many years experience in locating adults and abducted children, throughout the United States and the world including: South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, etc); Europe (United Kingdom/England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, etc); the Middle East; and, Asia. At Filler Rodriguez, we will make every effort to locate the parent and child.

A Comprehensive Legal Effort

When a parent takes the child across international borders, the legal difficulties involved in returning the child safely often become extremely complex. Locating your child is only the first step in re-asserting your parental rights. Our child custody attorney’s will undertake a comprehensive legal effort designed to locate your child, restore custody and secure your custodial rights. This may include the use of professional resources such as private investigators, child development professionals, therapists and psychologists to develop evidence that can be persuasive in court.

There are several federal and international laws that a child custody attorney must be familiar with and that govern the rights of parents:

  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA): The UCCJEA’s primary purpose is to avoid conflicting custody orders and simultaneous custody proceedings in separate states and to comply with the PKPA.
  • Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA): The PKPA governs when other states must give full faith and credit to child custody determinations. This limits the authority of courts to exercise jurisdiction when a custody proceedings is pending in a different state or another state court has already made a custody determination.
  • Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: This is an international agreement signed by many nations that requires the return of an abducted child to the country where the child habitually resides. It allows issues of custody and visitation to be decided by the courts of that country.
  • International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA)

As experienced child custody attorney’s, we have succeeded in numerous cases involving international contested custody matters, out of state custody matters, international child abduction and other family law matters.

You Must Act Quickly

Provided that the nations involved in any child abduction case are parties to the Hague Convention treaty, jurisdiction over any child abduction matter will be in the country of “habitual residence” of the child. Therefore, the longer a child lives in a particular location abroad, the greater the risk that a court will decide that jurisdiction lies in the foreign country, rather than the country from which the child was abducted.

Contact a Lawyer Today

For more information about locating your child, re-gaining your parental, custodial or visitation rights, in the United States and throughout the world including: South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, etc.), Europe (United Kingdom/England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, etc.) the Middle East or Asia contact child custody attorney Senior Partners David Filler or Catherine Rodriguez at 305.672.5007, for immediate attention to your legal needs.