International Borders Makes Father’s Rights Cases Complex

Over a third of all cases involve children across state or international borders. It is one of the most confusing and complex areas in fathers’ rights cases. I will try to bring good order and make some sense of it.

These cases are governed by the following federal laws, uniform laws adopted by states, and The Hague Convention adopted by certain countries.

Interstate Child Abduction

PKPA (Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1996)

UCCJA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act of 1968)

UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act 0f 1997)

International Child Abduction

The Hague Convention

ICARA (International Child Abduction Remedies Act of 1988)

Child Support

UIFSA (Uniform Interstate Family Support Act of 1996)

FFCCSOA (Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act of 1994)

I will explain each of these laws in the next few blogs.

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