On August 7 of 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  Since we don’t see much child custody litigation in federal courts nor do we see many Hague cases, this one merits a closer look.

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Though I could count the instances on one hand, I have had a few cases in my career where a client had a legitimate concern about their former spouse or their child’s parent attempting to abduct the child. Usually this fear stems from long-standing threats designed to leverage access to the child against some financial

 The May 13 edition of the Wall Street Journal featured an article concerning the internationalization of the home buying market.  As our global economy shrinks our world people are buying homes in far off places as a matter of convenience and investment.  Easy access to international residences, however, can have unintended consequences as a