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CLE - International Perspectives on Family Law Practice: International Child Custody and the Hague Convention

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Please join the panelists and attendees for a reception following the program.

Expanding globalization has facilitated the increase of international relationships, particularly prone to family law disputes.  These international elements have raised the contentiousness of child custody disputes to the height of controversy.  

While familial relationships arise without regard for boundaries, family law practice occurs within the constraints of domestic laws.  As a result, family law varies in each nation state, often dictated by religious, cultural and social norms, producing disparate results for litigants and their children.
Family law practitioners must be aware of both the perils of and assault on jurisdiction and the risk of child abduction when confronting a case with an international element.  

Join this panel of experts to discuss prominent legal and social issues arising in international custody disputes, including the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Specific Topics:

  • Judicial Perspectives: Foreign Custody Decrees in both Hague and Non-Hague International Custody Cases and the Conflict of Law Issues
  • Litigating under the Hague Convention: Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • Overview of Hague Convention: Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction & Federal Implementing Legislation
  • Psychological Impact of International Custody Disputes and the Best Interest of the Child Standard


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