Imagine finding out that you have been sued in Federal Court. Imagine that the case involves the most important thing in the whole world to you, perhaps even more important than your own life. Now imagine that, at the same time that you find out that there is a case at all, you also learned that your final trial is only one week away. Welcome to our world.
I guess you could argue that we are to blame. We made International Family Law cool.
In some ways, I have the sweetest job in the world. I get to help children get back home when they've been taken away from there and I get to help keep children here in the U.S. when they shouldn't be sent away to some foreign country. This is kind of a summary of what the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction is all about and it is a large part of what I get to do every day.
Sometimes in family law we get to save children. Sometimes in family law we get to make law. Sometimes in International Family Law we get to do both. This is one of those times.
A local attorney recently boasted on Linked in that she is experienced in International Family Law and Hague Convention International Child Abduction cases.
A shout out tonight to one particular father who didn't go the extra mile, he went the extra thousand miles. We just finished his international family law case and I couldn't be more proud to know him.
Tonight's post about passport battles was written by one of our Atlanta International Family Law Attorneys, Dina Khismatulina.