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In recent years, an increasing number of people in Kentucky and throughout the U.S. are entering into international marriages. In an increasingly global society and with the way in which technology connects people from across the world, it is no wonder that more and more people are marrying people from other countries. However, Barber Law realizes that this brings up certain concerns when marriages fall apart, which many inevitably do. Getting a divorce is often tricky when one’s spouse moves back to their home country or does not understand divorce laws in the U.S. This is especially true when it comes to child custody.

Sometimes, disputes over custody arise and when this involves a parent living in another country or considering relocating to another country this is an especially complex situation. Moreover, some parents threaten to bring their children with them and many do just that. Also known as international child abduction, this is an especially emotional and traumatic experience, and parents struggling with this matter should immediately go over their legal options.

Even when a former partner cooperates and does not break any laws, these custody disputes are often intense. It is imperative to take precautionary measures in the U.S., which include reaching out to a legal professional and exploring potential legal strategies to protect one’s child. Moreover, keeping in close contact with the child is very important, if possible, and we also know that some parents have to move overseas to work through these disputes. Our page on family law covers more related to child custody disputes and other topics.