Jeremy Morley

Jeremy morley

JEREMY D. 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," the leading treatise on international family law in the United States, which is updated annually. He is also the author of "The Hague Abduction Convention: Practical issues and Procedures for Family Lawyers," published by the American Bar Association.

He is the former co-chair of the International Family Law Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

He was born in Manchester, England and has taught in law schools in the United States, Canada and England. Mr. Morley frequently lectures on international child abduction and other international family law topics to the judiciary, bar associations and others.

Mr. Morley is frequently asked to appear as an expert witness on international child abduction prevention and recovery issues.

Mr. Morley has been a frequent guest on television and radio shows on the topic of international child abduction and international divorce law and has been featured in the print media on numerous occasions.

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  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy, thank you for expeditious and excellent work on my case!!
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Nobody understands the subject of Hague child abduction law better than Jeremy Morley and [associate]. They are the foremost experts in this area and practise the law with high integrity, conviction and success. These are the people you want on your team if you ever find yourself involved in a Ha...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I thought you did a fabulous job, and feel that you turned out to be the only expert that the Judge listened to on any level..."
  • an inspiration

    I have to tell you that my contact with you has been an inspiration. Your advice and help is priceless to me. I am a doctor and I see a lot of people and I provide services to them. This situation is making me take everything a lot more to heart in my wanting to offer the best and most effective ...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy is a top-notch divorce attorney, well-versed in the intricacies of international divorce. I highly recommend him to my colleagues, because he helped me map out an appropriate strategy and was always a consummate professional throughout the whole process. His response time was timely and hi...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy, I have successfully relocated.  I have to tell you, that without your assistance, guidance and assistance in preparing my thought process for dealing with the situation, I would be in a very different place right now. Thank you so much for your careful guidance.  I hope you find your work...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I contacted Jeremy Morley in regard to my pending Hague Convention case in the United Kingdom where I was trying to have my daughter returned to her home in Connecticut.  I contacted Mr. Morley to assist in the development of my case a short time prior to when the hearing was scheduled to take pl...
  • A Superb International Family Lawyer

    Mr. Morley is an incredibly knowledgeable and bright attorney. I used him an an expert in a family law case to prove that California custody orders are not enforceable in Japan and the Court relied on his testimony to deny the opposing party's move away request.  His website is also a phenomenal ...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy, We want to let you know how incredibly important your help was to us. The case was finally resolved last week, and it would not have happened without your help. Your affidavit was extremely persuasive and changed the entire complexion of the case. Our lawyers and the mediator said it was ...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    We were all very grateful that your presence before the judge made the difference in our case. I hope all mothers and families could have the same opportunity to be defended by you, the very best attorney and a wonderful person. We will never have enough words to thank you for your kindness.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Your report and testimony were found to be instrumental for the court to decide the custody and visitation.  I have no words to express my gratitude for the help and support extended by you.  I truly appreciate it.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy, if only we'd listened to you!
  • Best Lawyer in the Field

    Mr. Jeremy Morley is the best attorney a parent can hire in a situation involving the difficult and emotional cases of 'parental abduction'. He was extremely comforting and professional. He went to bat for me on all fronts and I have full confidence that I hired the best lawyer in the world for m...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Mr. Morley. The only thing I can say is thank you.  Thank you for all that you have done for me.  You believed in me when no one else bothered to try.  You have made me believe that there are hopes for my future...There are no words that can express that sort of gratitude."
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Your blog today, Strategic International Divorce Planning, is absolutely brilliant.  It is by far the most comprehensive and incisive rendition of the subject.  Needless for me to say, it also conveys the exceptional depth of your knowledge and skill."
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I can't thank you enough for your speedy attention to this matter...We certainly sent a strong message today thanks in large measure to compelling affidavit material.
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    Jeremy Morley is perhaps THE world authority on international family / custody / relocation issues. He maintains the highest standards of professionalism, is obviously brilliant, and has an incredible wealth of information at his fingertips which he so efficiently processes to tackle even the mos...
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    Jeremy was knowledgeable about the complexities of international marriages. He understood both the technical 'legal' aspect as well as the prevailing interpretation of the law abroad. In addition he brought a common sense approach that helped to set expectations without being biased. The advice w...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I have to tell you that my contact with you has been an inspiration. Your advice and help is priceless to me. I am a doctor and I see a lot of people and I provide services to them. This situation is making me take everything a lot more to heart in my wanting to offer the best and most effective ...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I'd like to thank both of you again...for all your excellent work...If we are successful in persuading either court to grant a stay of the custody order, it will certainly be in large part due to the strength of the declaration you were able to provide us on short notice.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I came to Jeremy Morley with a unique problem: how to relocate to Tokyo, Japan as a single father of two boys, and as an American.  My job prospects were significantly better in Japan than in the U.S., but I was unsure how as a non-Japanese I could raise my sons in a nation with a such vastly dif...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    The complex Hague legal battle has been won!  I greatly appreciate your professionalism in assisting me win my case.  I would not have been able to navigate the stormy international skies without your expertise!
  • highest standards

    Jeremy Morley is perhaps THE world authority on international family / custody / relocation issues. He maintains the highest standards of professionalism, is obviously brilliant, and has an incredible wealth of information at his fingertips which he so efficiently processes to tackle even the mos...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I contacted Mr. Morley at the lowest point of my life being the surprised respondent in an international Hague child abduction case.  Within minutes of talking to Mr. Morley I felt better and knew I was in good hands.  Throughout the year long case Mr. Morley went way beyond the call of duty, was...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I would especially like to thank Jeremy Morley, Attorney at Law, for his informative and empathetic consultation.  I believe his work is truly admirable and his effort to get the word out was what brought this matter to public attention.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy, I appreciate your efficient and professional efforts in helping us preparing our international prenuptial agreement. Thank you very much also for always being there to answer my questions and offering advice in the entire process from initial consultation to final execution.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Thank you again for all the professional help you gave me and I am sure you can greatly help my friend ---- !! I totally understand the pain she's having now, and I hope she can have her kids back to her asap!!"
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy has been my lawyer for over 2.5 years...I had an extremely difficult and complex case...He put together a game plan for me in my family custody issues/planning and today I would not be raising my child in a healthy environment had it not been for his counsel.  He is extremely competent and...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy Morley is an excellent attorney and a kind person. I contacted Jeremy after five months of shock, insecurity and disorientation. After only minutes into our conversation, I felt Jeremy knew what we needed to do. Jeremy was always available, even when a European attorney could only work wit...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    "S and the babies got on the plane.  Thank you so much.  It is a miracle.  Thank you so much for being an amazing advocate for S.  Thank you thank you thank you so much!"
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Thank you for all your help when we needed it.  My grandchildren were successfully prevented from being taken out of the country and their parents are sharing their custody.  Again, thank you.  You gave us comfort and we will not forget it."
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Your service and expertise is on a level all its own.  You are the unparalleled expert in international child custody issues!
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Words cannot express the gratitude you have shown and advised me with!  I am glad the Judge could see the situation clearly.
  • legal guru

    Jeremy was my legal guru in a multi-jurisdictional complicated divorce case. He quarterbacked the process communicating with legal advisors around the world...I felt throughout that Jeremy cared genuinely about my challenges.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy, please accept our heartfelt gratitude.  Your professionalism is exemplary; as far as we're concerned, you are THE authority for international family matters in the world.  Thank you.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    No words can describe the appreciation to you and your staff in assisting (my daughter). You will always be remembered.  May you continue to impact family law at such a global level.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I suffered a terrible shock when my wife declared she was keeping our child in the UK and would not be returning to our home in the US. Since she was unwilling to return with our child, I had to take immediate action. After an internet search for help with child abduction, I called Jeremy Morley'...
  • Not Enough Stars

    From the time I first became aware that my daughter might be facing a Hague suit, Jeremy provided exceptionally sound, clear counsel. Although the trial was not in New York and Jeremy could not actually represent my daughter, he continued to be available, providing expertise to her lawyer and tre...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I thought you would be very interested to know that we had a complete victory.  The court was very persuaded by your testimony and is totally prohibiting international travel until the boy reaches 18...My client is very grateful to you as well.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    The judge issued an order...I thank you very much for the amazing work you did with such short notice. It has been a true support to deal with you and your firm in this short but stressful time. I felt listened to and protected, and assisted with great professionality.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I returned to New York with my 3 year old son from England following a Hague Convention trial...my initial telephone consultation with Jeremy Morley gave me the confidence that not only was he an expert, but his advice was totally honest, realistic, and clear. I knew what my options were and what...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Your testimony yesterday was BRILLIANT!  
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Your blog today, Strategic International Divorce Planning, is absolutely brilliant.  It is by far the most comprehensive and incisive rendition of the subject.  Needless for me to say, it also conveys the exceptional depth of your knowledge and skill.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Dear Jeremy, it has been a gratifying experience to have been acquainted with you. We appreciate your professional excellence in the handling of the case.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I consider you as one of the most brilliant international/family law minds of UK and USA" (from a top family lawyer)
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Thanking you for all your hard work, advice and most of all your personal touch. You are truly a kind hearted and lovely person.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    As so many days passed I still couldn't believe what happened to me.  And I am soooooo lucky that I can have my son with me now, I almost lost him forever!!!  And I am so lucky that I have best lawyer that helped me...I really want to say a truly thank you for all the things you have done to let ...
  • He is the best

    Guys I am fighting a very complex battle internationally-Jeremy is the best he is thorough, and expert witness and has an impeccable reputation internationally and has a thorough understanding of international law.  Consider yourself lucky and blessed by god if you are in his guidance.
  • Steady and Sure

    Jeremy was my legal guru in a multi-jurisdictional complicated divorce case. He quarterbacked the process communicating with legal advisors around the world...I felt throughout that Jeremy cared genuinely about my challenges.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Thanks for the new life!
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Your advice worked like a charm...the children were turned over to my client and she was authorized to take them back to [her country].
  • 5 Star Recommendation for Jeremy Morley

    Jeremy Morley did an excellent job in both advising and structuring a complicated prenuptial agreement for me. He explained clearly what could and could not be done in New York and he helped me craft a solution that was acceptable to all sides. I would whole-heartedly recommend him to any friend ...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Hi Jeremy, thanks very much for today's consultation. It was incredibly informative and insightful.
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    I am writing to thank you for your appearance today and for your wonderful testimony...The Judge ruled in my favor and did not allow my ex-wife to travel with our daughter...The Judge spoke very highly of you and your testimony in his closing comments, I certainly feel your testimony made the dif...
  • top-notch

    Jeremy is a top-notch divorce attorney, well-versed in the intricacies of international divorce. I highly recommend him to my colleagues, because he helped me map out an appropriate strategy and was always a consummate professional throughout the whole process. His response time was timely and hi...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Simple words cannot describe how Mr. Morley's experience and thorough knowledge in the subject of international law helped me get back my children to the U.S.A.  Now I am a very happy father enjoying every moment with my kids.  Guess what?  Now my wife and I are in the path of complete reconcilia...
  • Anonymous Recommends Jeremy Morley

    Bottom line, we won and the girls are staying home where they belong.  Your opinions were central to our success and my client asked that I thank you for all that you did for her and her family.  I, too, am very thankful.

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