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International Child Custody & Abduction

International Child Abduction and Custody Disputes

William Geary has been granted membership in the Hague Convention Attorney Network which is a network of attorneys maintained by the U.S. Central Authority in relation to the Hague Child Abduction Convention. Network attorneys represent applicant-parents in incoming Hague Convention return and access cases in the United States.

As a result of being accepted to the Hague Convention Network of attorneys our offices also have access to “the language line” service free of charge through the United States Department of State.

Regarding Attorney Fees in International Abduction Cases

Article 26 of the Convention and § 11607(b)(3) of the International Child Abduction Remedies Act provide for the ability to recover legal and other costs. Prevailing petitioners in return cases may recover under both; prevailing petitioners in access cases may recover under the Convention.