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Holding hands

A report to Child Protective Services can wreak havoc on your life. As its name states, the agency is in place to protect children and investigate claims into child abuse and neglect. Most reports are filed in good faith and with the intention of helping a child. However, some people abuse the agency. In many […]

Family

5 Things You Need to Know about Child Abduction and Family Law? Parental abduction occurs more than people realize. The anger and desperation felt by parents when their marriages end or when they believe they might not be able to see their child prompts many of them to take drastic measures. A kidnapping by a […]

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When parents abduct their own children they often believe they are doing it in the best interest of the child. They are acting sometimes out of fear and their own selfish desire to protect their relationship with the child, but most convince themselves their efforts will help the child. Unfortunately, child abduction rarely benefits the […]

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Parental abduction during or after a divorce is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a family. Emotions run high as a marriage is ending, and often the fear and resentment that couples feel drive them to do things they might not otherwise do. This is especially true if a custody battle […]

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Return of Children Pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction When a parent is subject to an application either in the State Court or the Federal Court for return of a child, or Children who are alleged to be illegally taken from a foreign country and brought to the […]

Sad departure

Child abduction, usually involving one parent, is becoming more rampant in this multi-cultural age with parents of diverse nationalities. In this blog, we address parental abduction to other states or countries, and not the other forms of sordid abduction such as kidnapping for ransom or sex trafficking. This blog also centers on the New York […]

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Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC in an action in the New Jersey Superior Court were able to get an order for custody for a father after the mother abducted their child to her native Country of Peru.  The Court Ordered the Return of the child and the Mother was found and served.  When she did not […]

SDNY

Ari Gourvitz was admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in order to represent a client in a case filed pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  The Father seeks the return of children to Norway.

Elliot and Ari Gourvitz were admitted to the District of Vermont in April 2018.  The firm was hired to represent the Father, a Petitioning parent, pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects on International Child Abduction.  The Mother abducted her two children from Mexico City, Mexico, to Burlington, Vermont.   Originally admitted pro hac […]

The Gourvitz firm safely secures the return of children abducted from New Jersey by their mother to Switzerland by an action in the New Jersey Superior Court.  The Mother had moved to Switzerland and took the children with her and without the father’s consent. The firm represented the father and began an action in the […]

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