International family law and child custody laws are complex. Practicing in this area not only requires a solid understanding of U.S. law, but also of international treaties, and foreign laws and customs. Located in West Des Moines, The Law Offices of Mark R. Hinshaw helps clients protect their financial interests and enforce their parental rights worldwide. Our services include:
- International divorce
- International child custody disputes
- International parental child abduction
- International child support enforcement actions
- International child safety issues
- Passport disputes
- Relocation to another country
International Child Custody Disputes
When parents remove children from the United States or refuse to return children to their home country after a trip, complex international custody laws govern each parent's legal rights.
The Hague Convention is an international treaty governing child custody. Countries that are convention signatories are required to honor valid child custody orders and return children to their rightful country of residence. However, not every country is a party to the convention. In these cases, the laws of the U.S. and the foreign country must be considered and alternative remedies must be pursued.
When practicing international family law, preparation is key. Our attorneys' thorough evaluation, diligent preparation and attention to detail serve our clients well during international divorce and child custody disputes.
At The Law Offices of Mark R. Hinshaw, our Des Moines family lawyers are well-versed in the complexities of international law. Additiionally, Attorney Hinshaw is on the International Family Law committee with the American Bar Association. We help parents enforce their custody orders and contest custody when their children's health and safety are being compromised.
Contact Experienced International Family Law Attorneys
If you are involved in an international family law dispute, the attorney you select to represent you will have a major impact on the outcome of your case. It is in your best interests to choose an attorney who has knowledge and experience navigating international legal waters. Protect your interests. Contact The Law Offices of Mark R. Hinshaw at 515-200-7571. Consultations are free.