International Travel With Children

Traveling Internationally With Children

Due to increasing rates of international child abduction, agencies around the world are now placing numerous travel restrictions on non-custodial parents and guardians. If you do not have the proper documentation and approval, you may be prohibited from travel. You may also face kidnapping charges.

At The Manely Firm, P.C., our international family law attorneys have over 10 years of experience assisting clients throughout the world in a variety of family issues. Our dedicated legal team and staff understand the intricacies involved in international laws, processes and disputes. Not only do we have the knowledge, but we also have the experience and skill it takes to intervene at the eleventh hour, when legal help is needed most.

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, Chafin v. Chafin, 133 S. Ct. 1017 (2013). He is the only all family law attorney in the southeast to argue an international family law case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Additionally, he has argued for a US Citizen in Costa Rica and prevailed before the Supreme Court of Costa Rica.

We Help You Find the Resources You Need
The legal aspects involved in international travel with children can be more complex than you ever imagined. If you are traveling with your child, but you do not have primary child custody, you must have numerous documents in line before you go. We will take all steps necessary to ensure you have complied with all international laws.

We also help parents who suspect that their ex-spouses are about to kidnap their children and flee across international borders. Such child abduction cases involve numerous laws, including the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Convention). We can help you identify the resources you need to stop such actions from taking place, or to take legal recourse if it has already occurred.

We Know What It Takes to Get the Police Involved
Most child custody matters such as international relocation or travel are seen as private matters. Often, local law enforcement agencies throughout the world believe that any family-related matter should be handled civilly. It takes skilled, experienced international family law attorneys to know just what language to use to show these agencies that the issues at hand actually raise criminal concerns that require police assistance. We bridge the often insurmountable distance between you and the local, state and federal authorities who can help.

Contact Our Child Custody and Kidnapping Attorneys Today

Learn more about our international legal experience and how we can help you. Call us toll free at 866-687-8561 orcontact our Georgia law firm online.

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