Hague Child Abduction Cases

NYC Lawyers Helping Return Your Child to the U.S.

The Law Office of Deana Balahtsis is passionate about reuniting parents with their children who have been wrongfully taken out of the country by a spouse, ex-spouse, or another family member. With their familiarity with all aspects of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, Attorney Deana Balahtsis and Attorney Merilda Nina are equipped to handle your Hague child abduction case, no matter its complexities. The sooner you act, the better your chances of having your child quickly returned to your care, where they belong.

Call (212) 588-1002 to ask for an initial consultation with our lawyers today.

Using the Hague Convention Process

The Hague Convention established a list of participating countries that recognized the need to expedite the return of children unlawfully brought away from their custodial parents. If you suspect your child has been spirited away to a country on the Hague Convention list, our New York City attorneys can start the process to bring them back to you sooner than later.

Steps that may be necessary to return your child home include:

  • Researching any available evidence to determine where your child was taken.
  • Filing a petition with the U.S. Department of State to assist with the child’s return.
  • Writing a letter to the foreign embassy for assistance, potentially requesting their law enforcement agency’s action.
  • Using other legal channels if your child was taken to a country not included in The Hague Convention.

Working together, Attorneys Balahtsis and Nina have the abilities and know-how needed to get you through this difficult time. You can rest easy knowing that two talented Hague child abduction case lawyers are in your corner and doing everything in their power to bring your child home. Whether an ex-spouse inadvertently broke your custody agreement or intentionally fled the country with your child, we are the team you can depend on. We can also use our extensive child custody case experience to assign child custody to you upon your child’s return, assuming it was not granted already through a divorce agreement or court order.

We genuinely care about reuniting you with your child. Contact our Hague child abduction attorneys, headquartered in New York, right away!