Interstate and International Custody and Visitation
Rhode Island Child Custody Lawyer: (401) 216-4414
In matters of
separation, custody disputes often involve parents living in different states. Given
that custody disputes now often involve parents residing in different
states, Interstate and International Custody or interstate visitation
litigation may be necessary.
Knowledgeable advice and representation from an experienced Rhode Island
child custody attorney often makes the difference in reaching a fair,
mutually satisfactory agreement. When an agreement cannot be reached,
success in court may depend on the early involvement of a family law lawyer
with an established track record in contested Interstate and International
Custody and visitation matters.
Attorney Timothy J. Conlon has practiced family law in Rhode Island for more than 30 years. During
that time, he has been at the forefront of Interstate and International
Custody law and helped families fashion child visitation agreements that
meet their needs. Attorney Conlon has helped establish fathers' rights,
grandparents' rights and supervised visitation, protecting the interstate
visitation rights of hundreds of clients.
Call us at (401) 216-4414 for your
Where Will My Interstate and International Custody Case Be Heard?
In Interstate and International Custody cases, confusion often arises as
to which state has the authority to hear the case and issue an order of
custody or visitation. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement
Act (the UCCJEA previously known as the Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction
Act, or UCCJA) provides guidelines for determining which state has authority
to hear the case and issue an order.
We successfully argued
Nadeau v. Nadeau, one of the leading Interstate and International Custody decisions in
Rhode Island, addressing the limits upon "emergency jurisdiction"
under UCCJEA and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act. We have the skills,
knowledge and experience to guide you and advocate for you in your custody case.
Serving Parents Around the World
Our firm has worked with clients from as far away as India and Sri Lanka
in family law matters arising in this state. We generally have several
interstate matters open at any given time and have handled multi-state
custody litigation relating to California, Connecticut, New York, Ohio,
Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Texas.
We help clients in a range of Interstate and International Custody situations
such as clients who:
- Are outside of Rhode Island and have been served with papers in a Rhode
Island Family Court proceeding
- Need to protect their interests in connection with a child who resides
in Rhode Island
- Are subject to a Rhode Island court order
- Reside in Rhode Island and their child has been or is about to be removed
from the state
- Are served with papers from another state that relate to their child
Contact Our Lawyers for Guidance in Custody Disputes
We can explain the law of Interstate and International Custody and advise
you as to how to protect your rights. If you are involved in an Interstate
and International Custody dispute, seeking to establish interstate visitation,
or need a custody modification, we can help.
Contact us today at (401) 216-4414.