International Parental Child Abduction Lawyer in Toronto

Hague Convention & Children’s Law Reform Act Applications

Has your child been abducted by a former partner and taken to a foreign country? If so, you need a Toronto lawyer who can tackle the complexities of international child custody.

I am an experienced international child custody lawyer in Toronto, offering expert advice on Hague Convention abduction applications. I have in depth understanding of, and experience in, Hague Applications and international parental child abduction issues. I have successfully filed Hague applications and returned children to their parents.

In the past, a custody order in Canada could be meaningless abroad. In 1976, at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, 23 nations agreed to draft a treaty about international parental child abduction. That number has now expanded to 82 countries.

If your child’s home country is not a signatory to the Hague Convention, you may still bring an application to have them returned under the Children’s Law Reform Act. The home country not being a signatory does not prevent you from seeking the return of your child. I have successfully represented clients on Hague Convention applications and Children’s Law Reform Act applications. You can read some child abduction decisions from the court here.

If you believe your child has been abducted, it is important to act quickly. It is in the best interests of your child that the jurisdictional issue be heard as quickly as possible. If you have questions concerning your personal situation and child abduction, please contact me.