International Custody and Interstate Jurisdiction

As our world becomes smaller and our community increasingly global, more people of differing countries of origin marry and have children. These relationships present unique challenges in divorce and family law. Unlike many other Indianapolis family law firms, BKR has considerable experience in these extremely complicated cases.

International Child Custody Disputes: Whether you need assistance with moving your child oversees or seeking the return of a child who has been unlawfully removed or retained outside of the United States, we are ready to assist you with these challenging issues. The family law attorneys at BKR pride themselves on maintaining strong proficiency in jurisdiction and in the state, federal, and international laws that govern international custody disputes such as the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act (IPKCA), Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Abduction, Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Law (UCCJL), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Each of these laws serves a different purpose, however, they all work together to try to prevent wrongful removal of children from their state or country and to return children home if they have been abducted by a parent. Failure to use the appropriate law or standard can severely hinder a parent’s ability to regain custody of his child. It is imperative that a parent act quickly if he believes that his child has been wrongfully removed or retained outside of the United States.

Interstate Jurisdiction Issues: When parents live in different states, it presents a unique set of challenges in family law matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, and enforcement. It is imperative to determine which state has jurisdiction to issue orders regarding property division, child custody and child support. Properly asserting jurisdiction is essential to the success of your family law claim, and our Indiana family law attorneys are experienced with both asserting jurisdiction and defending against an improper claim of jurisdiction.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation about an international or interstate child custody dispute in Central  Indiana!

Unlike many other Indianapolis family law firms, Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C. has considerable experience with extremely complicated international and interstate child custody disputes. Whether you are seeking the return of a child who has been unlawfully removed or retained outside of the United States or need assistance with moving your child oversees, we are prepared to help you resolve your issues successfully. Our experienced family law attorneys provide services to clients throughout Central Indiana – from Indianapolis to Greenwood to Richmond. To schedule a consultation about an international or interstate child custody dispute with one of BKR’s family law attorneys, call 317-571-3601.