International Child Abduction Attorney in Chicago, Illinois
International abduction occurs when a child under 16 is taken from his or her country of residence by or on behalf of one of the child's parents to another country. If this happened without the consent of the other parent or if the child is kept in the other country longer than time agreed upon, that other parent has the right to seek the child’s return.
Necessary custodial decisions must be made in the child’s original country of residence. At Law Office of Phillip Brigham LLC, I have represented people on both sides of these arguments, and handled disputes which raised the well-settled defense, the grave risk defense, and other defenses under the Hague Convention and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act.