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Law Offices of Lawrence S. Katz, P.A.


Experienced, dedicated representation for your international family law matters

At The Law Offices of Lawrence S. Katz, P.A., our international family law attorney is recognized as a leader in the field and has a reputation for high-quality representation. International family law is multifaceted, and many laws overlap between various jurisdictions. Mr. Katz has 50 years’ experience in complex family law cases and is among the few lawyers in the United States and around the world who handle international child abduction cases. We handle international divorces, custody, paternity, assets, support, relocation and abduction cases.

Your trusted advisor for a variety of international family law issues

There are many laws governing international family law issues, and cases typically touch various cultures and different courts from around the world. Our international family attorney is recognized as a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a worldwide association of practicing lawyers recognized by their peers as “the most experienced and expert family law specialists in their respective countries,” according to the association. He has been requested as an expert by courts for testimonial purposes.

  • International child custody and support — In complex international child custody cases, there are a variety of laws and treaties that may affect the outcome. A broad body of international law, including Hague Conventions and various country-specific treaties, govern divorce, service abroad, child custody determinations, jurisdiction and how to go about asserting and defending parental rights. At The Law Offices of Lawrence S. Katz, P.A., we have the extensive experience you need to protect your rights in complicated international family law matters.
  • International relocation — With laws varying from country to country, international relocation is often a fluid issue. Whether you are a parent seeking permission to relocate or a parent opposing relocation, we can help. Our knowledgeable international parent relocation attorney advises you regarding your options and explains your rights and the applicable laws. We have a broad range of experience across cultures and are familiar with different legal systems around the world. We have extensive recognized experience in drafting such agreements.
  • International child abduction — International child abduction is governed by laws such as the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and the Hague Abduction Convention. We have a thorough understanding of the legal issues and government entities commonly involved in interstate and international parental kidnapping. We are committed to doing everything we can to bring your child home as soon as possible. Our record of success in recovering hundreds of children, including from non-Hague Abduction Convention countries, is recognized worldwide.

Call our international family law firm in Miami to arrange a meeting

The Law Offices of Lawrence S. Katz, P.A. has extensive experience in international child custody litigation and the accompanying jurisdictional issues in these cases. Our international family law firm is at the forefront in issues such as parental alienation, sexual and physical abuse of children, and the right of parents to relocate with their children outside the United States. We are committed to protecting your rights and serving the best interests of your children. Contact us today at 786-991-2629 or online to schedule a consultation.


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