Parental Abduction Overview

New York Hague Convention & Parental Abduction OverviewInternational Parental Abduction Attorney

Parental rights and responsibilities do not end at the water’s edge. In cases involving parental abduction, you may be able to recover or defend your rights using domestic and international law.

My firm, Jonathan D. Katz, Attorney at Law, has represented a number of parents in parental abduction and Hague Convention cases. Such cases are not always easy to resolve, and reaching an outcome can take many weeks or months. As your attorney, I will organize resources, develop legal arguments and supporting evidence and argue your case vigorously in State and Federal courts in an effort to achieve your goals.

A Comprehensive, Strategic Effort

I take a strategic approach in family law cases. This can be especially beneficial in international parental abduction cases. In representing you, I will develop a comprehensive and strategic plan designed to assert and protect your custodial or visitation rights.

While each case is unique, this strategic plan might include these elements:

Locating your child – My firm will put the highest priority on locating your child, when this is an issue. An experienced professional investigator can assist in this effort.

Resolving the jurisdiction question – I have experience in Hague Convention cases and understand how to present persuasive arguments to U.S. courts regarding jurisdictional questions.

Developing evidence to support your case – Once jurisdiction has been established, the effort switches to New York family court. I have experience and a record of success in a wide range of contested child custody on client’s existing web site cases. I also work with psychologists and child development specialists who can provide persuasive evidence in support of your case.

Vigorous representation at all stages of the process – Cases involving parental kidnapping may be resolved through negotiation or mediation, but more likely assertive litigation will be required. I will work vigorously to locate your child and assert your custody or visitation rights.

I understand the importance you place on your child. My firm will do everything possible to protect your rights and achieve your goals.

Contact an Experienced Child Abduction Lawyer Today

Contact us calling (845) 834-4747 (toll free (866) 614-8872 from the U.S.) or fill out the online contact form for a consultation with Jonathan D. Katz, Attorney at Law about a parental abduction case. Located in Saugerties, New York, Jonathan D. Katz represents clients in the USA, UK, Western Europe, Japan and other countries.

Client Reviews
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
Jon’s integrity towards his clients is what makes him a standout attorney. He makes it a priority to know what's important to you. You’re not just a number. He is upfront with you right from the start. He will not string you along just for his financial benefit. He is only willing to settle the case if that's truly what you want. Anytime I called him I received a call back from him that day. Not someone else in the office. He is an attorney that has a passion for what's important to his clients. John Morrissey
Being a single mom, I had enough stress in my life. I had no idea how to go about protecting myself. My daughters were my priority. Jon walked me through the process. He turned a difficult time into a workable solution. Diane Chiriani
Jon thinks well, works to be clear and honest. He works to get to a strong argument. He seems to have a good working relationship with everybody at the courthouse. I get the feeling he has no trouble thinking like a judge. He is friendly and courteous. He doesn't overbill. He takes and returns calls promptly. His legal staff is friendly and competent. What's not to like? Rick S.
I liked that there was always transparency throughout my case. Genevieve H.