Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC, has vast experience in gaining the return of wrongfully abducted children or the prevention of abduction in the United States and Internationally. Because of our experience, and the firm's legal and professional relationships internationally with other attorneys and Courts abroad, as well as knowledge of self-help techniques, they are able to successfully have your child returned to and from both signatories to the Hague Convention and other Countries which are not signatories.  

Our firm represents parents whose children have been unlawfully removed to the United States, foreign nations and to Hague Convention nations. We represent parents with lawful custody who wish to prevent the return of a child to another Hague Convention or non-signatory country.

The Hague Convention is a treaty designed to expedite the return of abducted children to their home countries. Once a child is returned, an appropriate court in that country will issue or affirm a child custody order according to the laws of that nation. The firm is skilled to handle your case and any media attention, having handled many publicized cases. We have professional relationships with various media outlets that could foster public attention to aid in the discovery of the whereabouts of the child and his or her return.

If your child has been lawfully removed to the United States or another Country, we can help prevent the return of the child to that Country and defend against any Hague Application made in the United States which seeks the return of the child.

Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC, also handles many cases pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA").  Thus, if your child has been taken unlawfully to this Country from a State that is not a member of the Hague Convention, or to another State within the United States, we can represent you with the goal of returning your child to his or her home.

We have been admitted to United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Wisconsin.  We are also admitted to the following Federal Appeals Courts: Virgin Islands, District of Guam, New Jersey, New York, District of Colombia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Vermont, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, and the United States Supreme Court.



  • Back from Egypt

    Back from Egypt

  • Saved from abuse in Argentina

    Saved from abuse in Argentina

  • Back to Russia

    Back to Russia

  • Back from Italy

    Back from Italy

  • Saved from Russia

    Saved from Russia

  • Back from Paraguay

    Back from Paraguay

  • Back to Trinadad

    Back to Trinadad

  • Back to Amsterdam

    Back to Amsterdam

  • Saved from Japan

    Saved from Japan

  • Back from Australia

    Back from Australia

  • Seized on Airplane to Brazil

    Seized on Airplane to Brazil

  • Rescued from Peru

    Rescued from Peru

  • Back to Italy

    Back to Italy

  • Got visitation in Malaisia & Singapore

    Got visitation in Malaisia & Singapore

  • Back from Swizerland

    Back from Swizerland

  • Returned to Wales

    Returned to Wales