Attorney for International Child Abduction (Hague Cases)
Contact International Child Abduction Attorney Michael Manely regarding
International Child Abduction under The Hague.
International Child Abduction Attorneys
Founding Attorney Michael Manely is the only All Family Law Attorney to
win a unanimous decision from The U.S. Supreme Court under The Hague Convention
on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Convention),
Chafin v. Chafin, 133 S. Ct. 1017 (2013). The Hague Convention is a treaty
that often affects families facing international child custody disputes.
The Convention was created to protect children by designing an international
procedure for their prompt return to their country of habitual residence
so issues regarding child custody can be resolved by their local courts.
In the United States the Hague Convention is implemented under the International
Child Abduction Remedies Act, 42 USC 11601,et.seq. Michael is often in
the position of advising other attorneys on the implications of The Hague
and ICARA and has appeared as an expert witness on the subject in state
The Manely Firm, P.C., our international child abduction lawyers are familiar with the provisions
of the Hague Convention. We understand that this international law often
adds an extra layer of complexity to
international family law cases, but with more than a decade of handling international child custody
cases, we are well prepared to address whatever challenges you may face.
Attorney Michael Manely is the only all family law attorney in the United
States to secure a unanimous decision for his client from the U.S. Supreme
Court. He is the only all family law attorney in the southeast to argue
an international family law case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Addressing International Kidnapping Under the Hague Convention
The number of international parental abductions is growing drastically.
According to the U.S. Department of State, in 2009 alone there were 1,135
outgoing and 324 incoming Hague Convention cases. Each of these cases
involved a situation where one parent sought to
relocate with his or her children without the knowledge or consent of the other parent.
If you are a left-behind parent and would like to seek return of your children
under the Hague Convention, reach out to our firm. As your dedicated legal
team, we will help you with the following:
- Locating your child: We will identify the best resources available to help
you find your child.
- Filing your case in the proper jurisdiction: Once we know where your child
is, we can determine if that country is a member to the Hague Convention
and what the best jurisdiction is for the case to be heard.
- Advocating on your behalf at all stages of the process: We will represent
your child custody rights and interests at all times throughout this process.
It is important to keep in mind that Hague Convention cases can be complex
and time-consuming. Our experienced
international child custody lawyers will do everything we can to defeat any defenses raised by the other parent
and effectively fight for your rights.
Contact Our International Family Law Attorneys to Learn More
If you have questions about the process behind the Hague Convention, or
if you would like to pursue an international child abduction or custody
claim, call us toll free at (888) 930-9165 or
contact our Georgia family law firm online.