Hague Convention in North Carolina

Hague Convention in North Carolina

The term “Hague Convention” may seem a little intimidating to read or hear but basically, it can be best described as a “Bible” based on international custody disputes. Let’s go over the concept so as to help you get a clearer idea of how we ended up discussing Hague Convention in the very first place. Understandably, when a marriage fails to last, divorce ensues and concurrently, the bitter debate of who gets to keep the child in his or her custody commences. Needless to say, having to negotiate with your ex-spouse over this sensitive issue can be extremely complex and only adds to the misery. What should, however, be kept in mind is the child’s well being and as to what best suits the child.

What leads to Hague Convention?

As previously mentioned divorce disputes are as it is a messy affair with already many issues being tackled. And to top it all, if one of the parents tries to overstep even the most stringent rules and regulations set by North Carolina law, by abducting the child in question (especially, if the child is less than sixteen years old) things can take an extremely serious turn, Almost like a nightmare come true!

What is Hague Convention?

To deal with the ever increasing number of international child abductions, several countries including the United States decided to take a stand and signed a treaty known as “Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction”. Let’s break it down to get a better hold on the subject. The whole idea behind this Convention is to ensure that the abducted child/ children are returned to their residential country through a specific legal mechanism. NOTE: This convention, under no circumstances decides on the ‘custody’ issue. We, the McIlveen Family Law Firm have handled similar cases for parents in North Carolina. And if you are currently experiencing the same terrifying trauma about child abduction, we can offer you the most effective legal solutions under the purview of the Hague Convention.