We Help Simplify The Complex

Divorced parents who reside in separate states or countries face challenges in their post-divorce lives. Regardless of the distance that separates a mother and father, they must still work together and focus on the best interests of the children.

Pre-decree jurisdictional matters involve choosing the jurisdiction that will preside over parenting and support issues. Post-decree matters involve primarily enforcement, modifications, parental relocation and child abduction.

Representing Colorado Residents With Complex Post-Divorce Disputes

Family law attorney Alex White, the founder of our firm, takes on the complexities of multi-state and international jurisdictional issues that arise, both before and after the decree.

  • Parental abduction — All states are supposed to abide by another state's orders uniformly. Tragically, this does not always happen. Some states have adopted the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) and related warrants while others have not. Other states mandate the opening of an interstate case in the area where the children are believed to reside. We explore all options to have children returned, facilitating AMBER Alerts and partnering with local law enforcement and passport agencies.
  • Relocations — Out-state and international relocations are governed by the same rules involving travel distance and other circumstances. International moves often require destination countries to be signatories to the Hague Convention and willing to enforce Colorado state court decisions.
  • Child abuse or neglect — If abuse or neglect of a child residing in another state is suspected, we move quickly to pursue an emergency allocation of parental responsibility when Colorado will assume jurisdiction (whether temporary or permanent). Upon approval, interim steps can be taken to protect the children.

Contact A Skilled And Seasoned Divorce Lawyer For Answers And Resources

For a free 30-minute telephone consultation at our Centennial law office, contact the Law Office of Alexandra White, PC, at 303-416-5940 or fill out our online intake form.