family law

When you or someone close to you is involved in a legal dispute that involves family or familiar relationships, it is only natural that you have many concerns and questions regarding what to expect. Family law is complex, and many cases seem to occur when we least expect it. Even if you and those closest to you have been experiencing relationship problems, the initiation of divorce or custody proceedings can still come as a shock.
It can be difficult to determine what direction your family legal matter will take. It is important to know where to turn if things get complicated and you are unsure of what to expect from your former partner or others to whom you were previously close. Situations that involve children are always sensitive, especially when parents are afraid that their former partner will restrict their access to a mutual child.

Protecting Children
Children of all ages can become a pawn or weapon in a dispute with an angry ex-spouse or romantic partner. After separating from a partner, many parents fear that the other parent will interfere with the relationship between the noncustodial parent and his or her child. While these fears may be unfounded, it is true that parental alienation can occur, permanently affecting your relationship with your children. Worse, your former partner may attempt to abduct your child.
Each year thousands of children are abducted, with a large number of kidnappings involving one of the child’s parents. Some of these children are taken out of Italy by one parent in the hopes of avoiding being forced to comply with the ruling of an Italian family court. In some contested custody cases, parents went as far as contracting companies that specialized in helping one parent abduct a child from a custodial parent during a difficult divorce or legal separation.

Fighting Child Abduction
Taking a child across borders in order to retain custody or avoid complying with a court order can cause serious harm to the health of a child. That is why child abduction and retention cases are one of the areas of family law in which Avvocati.Us specializes. We work hard to reunite children with their legally designated guardian or custodial parent.
The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty that was signed by many countries throughout the world including Italy. The treaty was designed to streamline the process of issuing repatriation orders for children removed from their country of habitual residence while ensuring the laws of the country the child was taken from are applied correctly. Our firm understands how to handle international child abduction situations and focus on protecting your children from the harmful effects of an abduction while simultaneously working to secure your child’s prompt return.

Contact a Family Law Attorney
Cases that involve loved ones and former spouses are often overwhelming, making it difficult to know how to proceed. Having a family law attorney who is sensitive to your needs can make a difference in how your case is resolved. The team at Avvocati.Us International Law works with each client in a one-on-one manner that facilitates efficiency without sacrificing the benefits of a personal working relationship with your attorney. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation so that we can begin working with you to determine your exact legal needs.