Today, the majority of courts consider the best interests of the child – including the importance of a relationship with the noncustodial parent – in determining relocation applications. However, some states are still using outdated laws that favor the parent seeking to relocate.
By Marlene Eskind Moses and Jessica H. Uitto: International child abduction is much more than an issue involving two countries. It is a global human rights problem, and as an attorney you can help.
When a child is abducted across international borders, both the parent left behind and the child are clearly victims. The purposeful plan to remove a child from his or her home and efforts to secure the child’s return is a long and painful process with serious financial and emotional consequences.