The Impact of Foreign Law on Child Custody Determinations

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Dec 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

My article,The Impact of Foreign Law on Child Custody Determinations, has been published this week by The Journal of Child Custody.

Abstract: The author asserts that in contested cases concerning a child's proposed visit to a foreign country or a child's international relocation, it is essential for decision makers to appreciate the impact that the laws and procedures of the foreign country may have on the child's future well-being. Such cases require an adequate consideration, often with expert testimony, of whether the terms of a proposed custody order will in fact be recognized and effectively enforced in the foreign country, and for how long, since there may otherwise be serious adverse consequences for the child and a left-behind parent and foreign courts will generally have jurisdiction under their own laws to modify custody orders issued by a U.S. court.

To cite this article: Jeremy D. Morley (2013) The Impact of Foreign Law on Child Custody Determinations, Journal of Child Custody, 10:3-4, 209-235, DOI:


About the Author

Jeremy Morley

Jeremy D. Morley was admitted to the New York Bar in 1975 and concentrates on international family law. His firm works with clients around the world from its New York office, with a global network of local counsel. Mr. Morley is the author of "International Family Law Practice,...


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