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 What is the age of the child for parental kidnapping? The term kidnapping is often associated with a stranger taking a person away from his or her loved ones, but often, kidnapping occurs within families. Parental kidnapping occurs when a parent takes a child without permission from the child’s other parent. Are Kidnapping Laws the […]

Norway Flag

Our firm recently received an acknowledgment from the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction for our role in having the Southern District of New York Order the return of two children to their father in Norway. According to […]

Family in Airport

Parental Permissions for international travel with another parent One parent wants to take the child out of the country, and the question presents itself whether that parent needs permission of the other parent to go. The above depends upon what custody agreement is already in place, or the permission granted to each parent by the […]

Norway Flag

Hague Convention International Child Abduction by Parent Case argued by New Jersey Divorce Attorneys Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC In this case, the mother was both a United States and Norwegian citizen who was raised in Norway by her parents. She married the father, had two sons and then divorced him under the guise of wanting […]

Rules and regulations

Gourvitz & Gourvitz law firm has once again been asked to mentor an attorney regarding the Hague Convention on Abduction of Children. The request comes at the behest of the legal assistance coordinator of the U.S. State Department and includes other attorneys and firms implementing the Hague Convention on Abduction of Children through the U.S. […]

Russian nesting dolls

Mother and Daughter Allowed to Return to Russia Following Argument to Court by New Jersey Divorce Lawyers, Gourvitz & Gourvitz In this case a mother moved to the United States from Russia to live in New Jersey. Subsequently, the mother married and gave birth to one child. The marriage deteriorated ultimately leading to divorce. In the […]

parent and child

When a child is abducted by a stranger, the first thing a parent should do is contact law enforcement. They are desperate to find their child and the police are there to help. But what about when a child is abducted by a parent? Shouldn’t the left-behind parent handle the matter in the same way […]

child

One of the most frightening occurrences, when a family is going through a transition like a divorce, is the fear that your former spouse would kidnap your child and take him/her without your permission out of the country. Making matters even more challenging is the fact that so few attorneys understand the legal process used […]

Hague Court

We have experienced difficulties with having the Supreme Court in New York and the New Jersey Superior Courts enforce the return of children to their parents in Petitions/Complaints filed pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Convention”). When a child is abducted either from a foreign country 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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