Child Protection – Hague Convention Applications

One of the most stressful situations for any divorced or separated parent is likely the thought of losing access to his or her children. Legally, there are many safeguards in place to protect parental rights and access. When a parent leaves Canada with the children, however, the situation becomes more complicated.

International child abduction is a complex area of the law requiring the right legal representation. The lawyers of Crossley Law in Toronto have experience with international child abductions and taking the legal steps necessary to bring the children back to Canada. Known for being strategic in protecting their clients, they will take every necessary step to reunite you with your children.

The Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, also known as The Hague Convention, is an international treaty governing child custody across international borders. Canada is a signatory of this treaty, and its provisions have been adopted into Ontario Law.

The Hague Convention was made to address custody issues in the country the child normally resides in. That means if your former partner took your child out of the country, the treaty would call for the cooperation between countries to ensure the immediate return of the child to Canada.

Founding lawyer Adela Crossley has experience with international child abduction cases and can help you go through the entire process. Crossley Law is built on the premise of not settling for less than what is in the clients’ best interests. You will receive that kind of representation.