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Hague Convention (International Child Abduction) Cases

When Your Children Have Been Taken Abroad, We’ll Help With Our Experience in Hague Convention Custody Cases

children Although most child custody cases involve transporting children across cities or states, in some instances, they can involve moving children across international borders. Paula J. Burnstein, P.C. has experience in dealing with cases in which children have been removed from the country without the other parent’s permission, resulting in a Hague Convention case. They are called this because international child custody cases are overseen by the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction. We have extensive experience in these cases and can advocate for your children to return them home.

Guiding you Through the Hague Convention

It’s important to know that not all international child custody cases fall within the boundaries of the Hague Convention. With our two decades of experience, we help you understand if your case is classified as one of the Hague Convention cases. When dealing with international borders, we work toward a resolution that either returns your children home or establishes proper visitation here in the United States. As with all of our clients, we get to know your unique circumstances so we can craft a strategy that meets your specific needs.

How we Help

Hague custody cases are very complex; that is why you need the help of an attorney with experience in this area of law. When we take your case, we go after solutions beneficial to your child’s interest. We file requests and communicate with the appropriate governmental bodies here in the U.S., including the State Department, who alert authorities abroad about your situation.

At all times, we stand by your side and fight for your parental rights whenever they are challenged. Our Phoenix & Glendale international child custody attorney knows how difficult and confusing these cases are to deal with, but with more than 15 years of family law experience to her credit, attorney Burnstein is committed to helping you reunite with your family.

Hague Convention cases are very complex; that is why you need the help of an attorney with experience in this area of law. When we take your case, we go after solutions beneficial to your children’s interest. We file requests and communicate with the appropriate governmental bodies here in the U.S., including the state department, who alert authorities abroad about your situation.

During this challenging situation, you need an experienced family law attorney who cares about you and your family. That’s what you’ll find with us. We have the experience to fight for you in Hague Convention cases as well as the heart to help you through it as you reunite with your family.

Let us Help you Bring Your Children Home

If your children have been removed from the U.S., and you want to know if you have a Hague Convention case, contact the law office of Paula J. Burnstein. We offer a free 15-minute consultation to learn more about your situation.

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Paula Burnstein is an amazing Attorney for Family Law! My case is part of my messy story. I had a daughter with a mentally ill man, that believed he was Jesus. I lived on a compound and was able to escape with her. After 8 years he came back after me to get her. Paula fought the whole brutal way, so I could protect her. It was a tough case against lies and surprises. She was brilliant with all the different judges we had. Was super reliable and always answered all my crazy questions. She was very concerned for my whole families' well fare along the way and very patient. I would call her again in a heartbeat. She helped protect and kept our family together. Thank you Paula! We will be forever grateful!
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It is very difficult to maintain compassion and empathy while delivering tangible results for your client in a process that is, by its very design, oppositional, yet Paula Bernstein is the consummate professional who manages to strike just the right balance in such a trying time. She delivered an excellent outcome for me, while maintaining a level-headed, professional, yet caring, and realistic advisory role. I very much appreciated her style, restraint, effectiveness and flexibility. We communicated via email, phone, and in person, and she was always available, as needed. I enjoyed very much working with Ms. Burnstein throughout the stressful roller-coaster of my divorce, and while I obviously hope to never require her services again, I can wholeheartedly recommend her in the unfortunate event of a divorce. Anonymous