Successfully Handling Interstate & International Child Custody Disputes in your Practice

April 27, 2010
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
The Westin Mount LaurelMt. Laurel, NJ

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

When a divorced parent petitions to remove a child to another state or another country, much is at stake for the remaining parent. Removal may inhibit their ability to interact with the child(ren) on a daily or weekly basis. Long distances and finances may limit visitation. Connections may be damaged or lost altogether with extended family members, such as grandparents or cousins. For these reasons and more, there is a body of substantive caselaw that governs these complicated disputes.

If you practice family law in New Jersey, you need to understand what courts looks for in removal petitions as well as what jurisdictional issues are resolved and enforced when parents move or reside in different states or countries.