Monday, February 19, 2018
February 20: Hiding in Plain Sight: The International Family Law Issues Lawyers and Judges Miss
When people think of “International Law”, they typically think of extraordinary events such as war-crimes, genocide, international conflicts; newsworthy events bigger than their own lives and experiences. Yet, this is not always true. As globalized economies expand, the world “gets smaller” and people are more apt to marry or have a child with someone from a country other than their own or to relocate for a job opportunity. More often than is generally recognized - even by lawyers, judges and those who work in and practice family law - people wander into the realm of International Law when they separate, get divorced or wish to relocate. Many lawyers and judges fail to consider the international dimensions, problems and opportunities that become manifest in these situations. This lecture is intended to give insight and to help lawyers and jurists recognize when a family law scenario touches on the multi-lateral treaty known as the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention (“The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction) and other international issues. This lecture is relevant for attorneys working in family law and international law.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The International Family Law Issues Lawyers and Judges Miss
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Andrew Zashin works extensively in all facets of domestic relations law including divorce, dissolution, child custody, support issues, marital settlement agreements, and equitable property divisions. Besides representing parents with custody matters inside of Ohio, Andrew has a wealth of experience working beyond the boundaries of Ohio.
Child custody cases are complicated by an alphabet soup of laws and treaties that make already difficult situations more difficult. Andrew and the team of domestic relations lawyers at Zashin & Rich have experience dealing with national laws like the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, and others related to child custody matters between the states. Also, Andrew is experienced in handling international child custody matters. Andrew and the domestic relations lawyers at Zashin & Rich have represented parents in the United States and overseas in relation to the implementation and enforcement of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Free and open to the public.
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