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May 2015 Archives

International abductions a concern in custody disputes

New York parents who are dealing with child custody issues may be interested to learn around 1,000 children are abducted annually by the other parent. In 2014, new legislation was passed in the United States to better address international child abductions. The legislation was pushed through by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey who was instrumental in helping a father get his son back from Brazil in 2009 after his mother abducted him and took him there in 2004.

Supervised visits for parents in New York

A New York parent who is separated from an abusive spouse may wonder whether they should go to court and ask for supervised visits for the other parent. In a supervised visit, a parent spends time with a child in controlled situations in which a third party is always present.