International and Cross-Border Issues

  • Legal counseling on International and Cross-Border Issues
  • International Courts’ Jurisdiction
  • Establishment and defense of international child support requests
  • Establishment of international child custody arrangements
  • Representing left-behind parents in recovery proceedings
  • International Enforcement Actions
  • Hague Convention on International Child Abduction
  • Hague Convention on International Child Support and Family Maintenance
  • Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Protection of Children
  • Hague Convention on Service of Process

Our Experience:

Ronald W. Nelson is considered one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the country on interstate and international family law jurisdictional issues.  He is a Fellows of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML) and one of only a few Fellows of the IAML located in the Central-Midwest United States. He currently serves as the Amercian Bar Association (ABA) Family Law Section Advisor to the Uniform Laws Commission Drafting Committee on Implementation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children, which is revising the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act to incorporate the Hague Convention provisions into US Law.  Ron is acts as a mentor to attorneys handling international cases by the U.S Department of State.  He has handled numerous cases involving international conflicts, international child abduction, including courts who have trouble identifying which country has proper jurisdiction.


International Child Abduction (Hague Convention)

Jurisdictional Requirements in Domestic Relations Cases

Appellate Cases:

Magstadtova v Magstadt, 31 Kan.App.2d 1091 (2003) (Hague Abduction Convention – assessment of attorneys fees and expenses under Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of 25 October 1980)