International Child Abduction

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Lawyers A listing of lawyers who have litigated under the Hague Convention and actually won.

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American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law: "Established in 1978, the ABA Center on Children and the Law's mission is to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy." This is a great site for all organizations that deal with parental child abduction.

American Bar Association Home Page (ABA): "Your most powerful source for legal information". This is a membership organization, but they offer a lot of information to nonmembers under the section called "General Public Resources" Some of the better and more useful sections are listed below.

American Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: "Lawyer Referral and Information services are operated as a public service by many state and local bar associations. Lawyers referral is designed to assist in finding the appropriate service-provider to help you solve your legal problem. There are two steps to this process. The first is to determine if you need to see a lawyer. The second step is referring you to a lawyer who handles your type of case or to an appropriate community or governmental agency that might be of more help to you. Lawyer referral can also provide you with information on procedures in the courts and legal system in your community".

American Bar Association Legal Services Public Page

American Bar Association Directory of Pro Bono Programs: "The ABA's Center for Pro bono helps bar associations, legal services programs and others develop, expand and improve programs to provide pro bono legal services to the poor. It is the ABA Center that produces the Directory of Pro Bono Programs" From this site you can go directly to a state by state listing of pro bono legal services.

Divorce Interactive This is a comprehensive site that deals with divorce laws by state. There is a good listing of publications available.

Divorcenet: This site lists lawyers by State and Internationally. It gives a link to each lawyer listed. There is also access to articles written on the subject of divorce and custody. There is a lot of good reading within each state section. While this site deals mainly with divorce, the subject of custody is very important and you should know how custody is handled in each state. This site will answer your questions about divorce and custody.

Federal Courts Finder: From the Emory Law School Library. This site lets you find the Supreme Court and Circuit Court in the U.S. plus the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Good map of the Circuit Courts and the states they cover.

Guide to other law sources on the web: I want to thank the law firm of Crouch and Crouch for permission to use this list on our web. There is so much at this site you will just have to find time to work through it. You can get local, State and Federal law. You can get original copies of the PKPA, ICARA, UCCJA and the new UCCJEA, and a lot more.

Parental Child Abduction is Child Abuse: by Nancy Faulkner, Ph.D., 1999. "Because of the harmful effects on children, parental kidnapping has been characterized as a form of child abuse", reports Patricia Hoff, Legal Director for the Parental Abduction Training and Dissemination Project, ABA Center on Children and the Law".

U.S. Legal Mutual Assistance Treaties Under Title 18 sect; 318

Washburn University School of Law: This site allows you to access State Laws and Statutes. You can also access The U.S. Circuit Courts to download case information. You can also access:


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