Laura Dale and her team of attorneys and staff at our Houston-based law firm possess the resources to fight for your children's best interests. International custody and child abduction cases are legally complex and emotionally charged. They are passionate and proactive advocates who focus on restoring order and reuniting families.
In today's global age, families have become increasingly mobile. Those with ties to multiple countries face complex hurdles when confronting divorce and child custody.
A young adult was adopted by a Texas family when he was 15-years old. He was flown from Russia as a teenager, and then was then treated at a Texas hospital for his physical disabilities. The young man is now attending the University of Texas, has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with a pair of prosthesis that enable him to walk, and has become an accomplished skier.
A Texas father is currently involved in an international child custody dispute. The father and the mother of the child were at one time engaged to each other, and the mother is a British native. However, when the couple took their child to the United Kingdom for a visit, the father alleges the mother remained there with the child and never returned to the United States.
A Mennonite pastor is on trial in Vermont for helping a woman leave the United States with her daughter in the midst of a child custody dispute. The Justice Department charged the pastor with violating the federal law that makes it unlawful for a person to aid in international child abduction. The allegations against the clergyman are that in 2009 he arranged transportation and lodging for the mother and her now 10-year old daughter from Virginia to Canada and, eventually, to Nicaragua by using his contacts among the Mennonites. The allegations against the pastor are that he knew that the mother was engaged in a dispute with her former partner over custody rights and visitation when he aided her in fleeing from the U.S.