Protecting What Matters Most

Arranging International Child Custody

I am family law attorney Keith Schulefand and at the law offices of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., in Buffalo, I understand the high stakes involved in international divorces and know how important it is to remain in your children’s lives.

I have over 30 years of experience handling complex divorces. With that experience, I can guide you through even the most challenging aspects of divorce, particularly those involving children.

Who Has Jurisdiction?

When dealing with an international divorce, the matter of jurisdiction is always a key point. The Hague Convention and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) regulate standards across countries. Unfortunately, that does not simplify jurisdiction issues during or after the divorce. While the UCCJEA claims that the state of the initial agreement has jurisdiction, courts in other countries will claim the same.

Jurisdiction issues are distinct to your family’s situation. That is why it is crucial to consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible. I can guide you through custody arrangements and help you decide the most beneficial jurisdiction.

Common International Child Custody Issues

As an attorney who has helped many families, I know that each are different. The issues in your custody agreement are unique to your family. However, some of the most common international custody issues that appear in many cases involve:

  • Jurisdiction decisions
  • Visitation arrangements
  • Joint custody options
  • Access to children

These issues can be stressful, but you do not have to worry. I have comprehensive experience to facilitate the international custody process. I believe that, in divorce and custody, there are no winners or losers. It is a matter of finding fair solutions, so your family can move forward.

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Let me help you. Email my office today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation.