Rogue Nations Under the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Abduction
Preventing International Child Abduction by Parents in Divorce or Custody
International kidnapping is a significant threat to the safety and security
of families. In some
child custody cases, there exists a real and frightening risk that one parent may abscond
with the children to another country. An important international treaty
— The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child
Abduction — seeks to prevent such abductions. It provides for the
return of children who are wrongfully removed to other countries.
Not all countries are signatories to the Hague Convention, and some signatory
countries persistently fail to adhere to its provisions. These "rogue
nations" end up serving as a safe harbor for parents who abduct their
children. Once the children are within the rogue nation's borders,
they can be extremely difficult to get back. Such kidnappings often require
the intervention of the U.S. Department of State.
Our Victories in International Child Abduction Cases
If your child has been abducted to a rogue nation by the other parent,
or if you believe the other parent may attempt to abscond with the children,
it is critical to take swift action. At The Manely Firm, P.C., we can
help you prevent the worst-case scenario of never seeing your children
international family law practice is dedicated to reuniting families and obtaining justice for
clients whose children have been abducted across international borders.
We have worked successfully with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Consulates
in foreign countries and foreign consulates to locate children taken abroad.
international family law attorneys have extensive experience handling international custody matters, including
child abduction. We have successfully secured the return of children from other countries
and prevented imminent abductions. We understand the intricacies of international
law, including the Hague Convention.
Our founding lawyer, Michael Manely, is the only all family law attorney
in the to achieve a unanimous victory before the U.S. Supreme Court on
an international child custody case involving the Hague Convention, Chafin
v. Chafin, 133 S. Ct. 1017 (2013).
We understand that the real or threatened abduction of your child to a
rogue nation is likely the most frightening circumstance you have ever
faced. We handle these cases with the utmost of priority and importance.
Our lawyers offer caring and dedicated advocacy rooted in expansive legal
knowledge and experience.
We also serve as consulting counsel in Hague Convention cases for other
attorneys around the country and around the world. We have appeared pro
hac vice in a number of U.S. states, including Alabama, Florida, South
Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.
International Parental Kidnapping Lawyers in Georgia • Serving Clients Worldwide
To meet one-on-one with an attorney during a
free consultation, contact us at 678-616-2605 or toll free at (888) 930-9165. Based in Marietta and
Atlanta, Georgia, we utilize cutting-edge technology to handle child custody
cases involving international rogue nations around the world.