International or Multi-state Issues

Many custody, modification, or enforcement issues are further complicated by international or multi-state parties. These disputes create jurisdictional concerns regarding which court can create a modification order, which country or state has jurisdiction to hear a case, or which court can enforce an existing order. These cases often involve the fear that one parent will leave with the child creating the possibility that the other parent will be left without recourse. Here you can find information on the various federal statutes, state laws, and international conventions at play. Remember, this information is simply information. It is not legal advice, nor is it meant to substitute or even supplement the advice of your attorney.

1. International

The Hague Convention- new content to be added

2. Federal

  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act- new content to be added
  • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act- new content to be added
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act- new content to be added

3. State

  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act- new content to be added
  • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act- new content to be added
  • The Attorney General’s Role- new content to be added