Cases involving interstate child custody disputes present some unique challenges that instate cases do not. International child custody cases can be more difficult still.
The Law Offices of David M. Lederman has represented many clients in family law cases involving interstate and international jurisdiction issues. We understand the domestic and international laws that govern how and where these disputes are settled.
We will work to protect your rights and achieve your goals.
Call 866-463-2149 or send us an email to arrange for a consultation.
Interstate Child Custody Disputes
In the past, each state had its own laws concerning interstate child custody cases. This allowed a parent to relocate a child to another state in an effort to find a more favorable venue.
Since then, each state has adopted the provisions of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) as its own law, subject to minor variations. This limits jurisdiction to the child's home state and other states having a significant connection to the child. Subsequent model legislation, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) gave priority to the child's home state.
The Law Offices of David M. Lederman conducts an active practice in cases involving interstate child custody disputes. We know how to use the law in the protection of our clients' interests, and will energetically work to achieve your child custody goals.
Interstate Child Support Enforcement
Collecting child support over state lines used to be difficult. With the enactment of the provisions of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) in the various states, recipients of child support have a new tool to help obtain child support.
Our firm can use the law to help California parents enforce child support orders for payers in other states.
International Child Custody Disputes
The Law Offices of David M. Lederman has represented a number of parents in international custody disputes involving children residing in nations that have joined the Hague Convention. These can be lengthy and potentially expensive actions, but success is possible. We will work to protect your rights and achieve your child custody goals.
Contact a Lawyer
For a consultation with the Law Offices of David M. Lederman, call 866-463-2149 or send us an email.