Global Family Law Services

Pursuing International Relocation With Your Children

At Zashin Law in Cleveland, we distinguish ourselves through exceptional handling of international legal complexities, especially when it involves relocating with children across borders. Our firm’s reputation is the culmination of our extensive legal insights and our creative strategizing for our clients, which positions us as leaders in the international family law community. Through the guidance of our founder, attorney Andrew Zashin, who has showcased his legal skill on The Today Show, The New York Times and CNN, we are able to provide our clients with the committed and personalized representation they deserve.

International relocation with children introduces a complex array of legal challenges, particularly when existing U.S. custody orders are involved. When parents are looking to move across borders from the U.S., they will need the court’s permission, especially when a court order is in place regarding child relocation. Failing to gain this permission before moving can result in severe legal repercussions, including the potential nonrecognition of the move under the Hague Convention, which is internationally recognized as the standard for resolving child abduction and custody disputes on an international level.

Legal Requirements And International Jurisdictions For Relocations

When a U.S. court order exists, the court’s permission for relocation is typically required to validate the move legally. As your legal representation, we will review the unique details of your situation to determine that your potential relocation is compliant with all custody arrangements while also being respectful of the other parent’s rights. If a parent relocates without permission, the resulting legal problems under the Hague Convention can become extensive and require the return of the relocated or abducted children.

Evaluating Each Case On Its Merits

In recent years, U.S. courts have evolved from rigid formulations to more flexible frameworks that assess each international relocation case on its own merits. This shift in perspective highlights the need for a judicial approach to considering all child well-being circumstances. These evaluations are critical for international relocations, where elements including cultural differences, the child’s adjustment to new environments, and the logistical feasibility of maintaining relationships with both parents are considered.

Given the complexity of international relocation cases, having an experienced attorney is essential. At Zashin Law, our lawyers not only navigate the intricacies of international family law but also advocate effectively for our clients and their children’s best interests. Our international family law attorneys ensure that all legal measures are explored, from securing necessary court permissions to handling disputes under the Hague Convention.

Defend Your International Relocation Needs

If you are considering relocating internationally with your children, or if you face challenges related to international custody and relocation, turn to Zashin Law for guidance. Our Ohio attorneys are prepared to provide you with the legal guidance you deserve, and we are only a phone call away. Call us at 888-875-5772 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.