International Family Law
Maria T. Sallato has extensive experience in international family law and is among the few attorneys in the United States who works with international child abduction cases.
There are many laws governing international family law issues and there is a broad body of international law, including various country-specific treaties like the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act, and the Hague Convention.
Our services include:
- Working in a cross-cultural setting
- Coordinating with foreign counsel for a comprehensive solution
- Managing complex jurisdictional issues
- Coordinating with appropriate international agencies and organizations
- Representation of children in international custody and support
- Representation in relocation and abduction cases.
Of all the potential issues that can arise in child custody cases, one of the most difficult and complicated to resolve is whether to permit the proposed relocation of the custodial parent.
There are many reasons why a custodial parent or primary caretaker would choose to move to a new location, including a new relationship, a better career opportunity, or an improved quality of life.
Considering the opposing interests of the parties involved and the fact-intensive nature of the issues that must be addressed in each relocation case, it is easy to understand why they are rarely settled to everyone’s satisfaction.