New Jersey Child Custody Attorneys Handle Child Abduction Cases
When Your Child is Abducted by Your Spouse
Going to pick up your child from school, but he or she is not there? Checking on your son or daughter at night and finding an empty bed? Not knowing where your child is can be the most terrifying feeling and experience you may ever endure. Finding your child who was taken by his or her other parent does not lessen the feelings of loss and fear; in fact, it may exacerbate them. Our New Jersey child custody attorneys at Schultz & Associates, LLC have experience with domestic and international parental child abductions and dealing with those countries that are part of the Hague Convention and those that are not.
We know what to do when your child is taken by your spouse or partner — whether your child is taken within the state, across state lines, or out of the country. We deal with the appropriate authorities and stand by you at each step. At this devastating time, you need strong advocates by your side.
Within the United States
We have years of experience in working with U.S. authorities and within the parameters of The Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act to locate and effectuate the safe return of your child. If you have no custodial order in place, we take the necessary steps to safeguard your rights. If you have a custodial order but the other parent abducted your child anyway or there is an indication that abduction is being planned, we can help you. Our main objective is the same as yours: the speediest and safest return of your child to your care or to prevent the abduction altogether.
Experience with the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction specifically states that the “interests of children are of paramount importance in matters relating to their custody.” With this in mind, most countries participate in the Hague Convention, but some do not. The Convention mandates provisions and procedures for the prompt return of children wrongfully removed from one country to another. At Schultz & Associates, LLC, our New Jersey child custody attorneys have experience working in international child abduction.
Subsequent Legal Action
After the child has been returned to his or her rightful parent, your case may not be over. You will likely want to seek a modification of your existing order or request from the court that they enter a custody order if there is not already an order in place to transfer custody accordingly.
When You Need Experienced New Jersey and New York Child Abduction Attorneys
Call our experienced New Jersey child custody attorneys representing clients in both New Jersey and New York at Schultz & Associates, LLC at 201-880-9770 to find out how we can help you or contact us online to schedule an appointment.