The Seattle area is home to people from numerous countries throughout the world. With the rise in international marriages, international child custody issues have become more common, and thus the need for International Child Custody Lawyers. At DuBois Cary Law Group, we will help you navigate this often confusing and complicated situation. We are familiar with complex legal issues involving international child custody and child abduction. We offer you personalized client service and a dedication to meeting your legal goals.
International Child Custody Law
We live in different countries – how can we co-parent?
We have an international team of lawyers here at DuBois Cary Law Group. Monica Kaup Cary is the daughter of immigrants from southern India. As a child, Monica regularly traveled overseas to see her family. Monica advises clients on optimal residential access schedules for parents who live on different continents. These plans often include specific provisions regarding online access, including Skype and FaceTime, or other internet tools. Monica is a past presenter to the King County Family Law Bar Association on the issue of International Parenting Plans and Virtual Visitation.
Lucia Ramirez Levias has family in Peru. With this invaluable personal experience, our lawyers are committed to coming up with a parenting plan in which the child has significant exposure to the native culture and language of the parent who is from another country.
When parents share custody but do not live in the same country, the visitation and parenting plan can be very complex. A parent visiting from another country may be granted more liberal visitation than one living nearby. In some cases, parents may communicate with their children through virtual visitation.
International Child Abduction
Child relocation is governed by the laws of the state where the child resides. If a parent relocates a child to a foreign country without a custody arrangement in place, it could be considered a case of international child abduction. These cases are governed by the Hague Convention, an international law concerning the safety and well-being of children.
Lucia Levias is well-versed in the Hague Convention and other laws governing international child custody issues. If you need help resolving an international custody dispute, we are here to stand up for your rights and protect the interests of your child.
Contact Our Family Law Firm Today
If you have further questions about international child custody or want to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our Seattle or Bellevue-Redmond divorce attorneys, please contact us today. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue-Redmond and can meet with you in one or both of those locations as needed. We look forward to meeting you and helping you with the international child custody solutions you seek.