How to Choose the Right Attorney

How to Choose the Right Divorce & Family Law Attorney for Out of State & International Divorce & MediationInternational Child Custody & Child Support Attorney

Successfully resolving an international child custody dispute requires an attorney with unique skills and experience.

Such cases are subject to state and federal law, international treaties and the practical difficulties of dealing with different customs, legal systems and languages. Because of these factors, it is advisable to select an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases.

Some of the factors you should consider when choosing an attorney for an international custody or visitation matter include:

Knowledge and experience in Hague Convention cases – Most countries in Europe, North America, and East Asia are parties to the Hague Convention treaty. This determines the jurisdiction of international custody cases for these countries.

Litigation experience – most international custody cases involve litigation. Family law trial experience is absolutely necessary to give you peace of mind.

Access to professional resources – In the United States, courts always decide child custody cases in favor of what they perceive as “the best interest of the child”. They can be persuaded by the testimony of child psychologists and child development specialists. Your attorney should have access to these types of professional resources.

Experience You can Rely On

I am Jonathan D. Katz, a family law attorney with over twenty years experience in challenging child custody cases, including international custody, child abduction and Hague Convention cases. Many of these cases have required energetic litigation efforts to resolve.

While I handle a wide range of family law cases, I focus much of my practice on more contentious family law disputes, including those involving international child custody and long-distance family relationships. I have litigated many cases in state and federal courts over the years, and I have a reputation for diligence in the defense of my clients’ rights.

My firm has long-standing relationships with various types of professionals who can assist in the effort to assert my client’s custody and visitation rights. These include private investigators to locate the child and child psychologists who can support the litigation effort.

The firm of Jonathan D. Katz, Attorney at Law, will be your strong advocate in your international custody or visitation dispute.

Contact the Right Lawyer Today

For more information about your rights, contact us calling (845) 834-4747 (toll free (866) 614-8872 from the U.S.) or fill out the online contact form to schedule your consultation with Jonathan D. Katz. Located in Saugerties, New York, Jonathan D. Katz represents clients in the USA, UK, Western Europe, Japan and other countries.

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I was living a nightmare of being falsely accused in a judicial system that considers all fathers to be dead beat dads until proven innocent. Living out of state and facing the possibility of jail, I miraculously found Jon’s website and called his office. Within a week the tables were turned, the lies were exposed, and the harassment was stopped. If you need someone that will challenge the system, then you need Jonathan Katz. Greg Weaver
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