International Child Custody cases commonly occur in the following instances:  A parent wants to move to another country with the child or a parent has already moved with the child to another country and the parent who remains wants the child returned to the United States.  Depending on whether this is occurring before the divorce, during or after can affect the strategies involved in obtaining the client’s special goals in this regard.

When parents share custody, but do not live in the same country, the visitation and parenting plan can be very complex. A parent visiting from another country may be granted more liberal visitation than one living nearby. In some cases, parents may communicate with their children through virtual visitation.

Sheryl Rae Ghezzi welcomes inquiries to educate our clients with respect to their rights and alternatives in this practice area.