Attorney Michael S. Pascazi is a member of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs’ attorney network, concerning the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Attorney Pascazi has participated in this network for a number of years. Attorneys in the network assist parents of children who have been abducted from their home countries and brought to the United States of America, usually by the other parent. The Hague Convention is a multilateral treaty (codified in U.S. Federal law), that sets forth the mechanism by which a parent whose child custody rights have been violated in his/her home country can sue in U.S. Federal District Court to have his/her child returned to his/her home country. As of 2016, there were 94 countries who were party to the treaty.
Attorney Pascazi over the years has consulted with many parents in far off places around the globe attempting to have their children returned to them from the United States of America. The U.S. State Department has recently Thanked inter alia Attorney Pascazi, for his willingness to help in what are very stressful, upsetting, and complex international parental abduction situations. See attached. Attorney Pascazi brings to such cases his knowledge and experience in New York State Family Law, as well as his knowledge and experience practicing in U.S. Federal Court, including his appellate work at the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Should you, a loved one or a friend become involved with a parental child abduction case, national or international, seek competent legal advice as soon as possible. Parental child abduction matters are complicated and require a good experienced lawyer. Attorney Pascazi would also like to hear about it. Pascazi Law Offices PLLC represents persons that are involved in parental child abduction cases, both national and international.