International Family Law & International Child Abduction

International Family Law Firm Serving Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

DiPietro Family Law Group is an experienced international family law firm. When a divorce or any other family law case crosses borders, it is often quite complex. In the United States, laws vary by state. Outside of the country, there are often unique rules that need to be followed that depend on the nature of the case. The experienced international family law firm of DiPietro Family Law Group is dedicated to helping you get the best possible results, regardless of the borders. We have successfully represented clients in Europe, Central America and South America.

In cases of international parental abduction, swift action must be taken to prevent the likelihood of permanent and irreparable harm. DiPietro Family Law Group is prepared to move as quickly as possible to negotiate or litigate the return of your child to your country (also known as his or her “habitual residence”), or to assist you in obtaining access to your child in the United States of America.

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty that provides the framework for return of or access to your child in cases of international parental abduction.  The implementing legislation for this treaty in the United States of America is the International Child Abduction Remedies Act, or ICARA.  Pursuant to ICARA, cases may be brought in state or federal court to enforce your parental rights.   Call to schedule a consultation to develop a strategy for reunification with your child.

Some of the areas of international family law we can assist with include:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Foreign support orders
  • Property division
  • Custody
  • Hague Convention proceedings

Whether you are facing an international divorce or are currently trying to enforce parental rights in a foreign country, we have the experience and resources you need to help you achieve a favorable resolution.

Contact an Experienced International Family Law Firm Today

DiPietro Family Law Group is ready to assist you with your international family law matter. Please contact us for an initial consultation.

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