A five-year-old boy was involved in a legal battle after a tragic cable car accident in Italy. The boy was orphaned, after losing both of his parents and his brother. His grandfather moved him to Israel where he intended to raise the boy. But the boy had lived in Italy prior to the accident. His aunt demanded his return to Italy and won her case. The boy has returned to Italy. Though, he spent months of litigation in a foreign country after he had already suffered significant emotional and physical trauma.
Most people cannot imagine the emotional damage even smaller litigation can place on such a young child. This child’s endured the trauma of the accident, the loss of his parents and brother, and his own physical injuries. His forced international relocation compounded his injuries. He woke up to a new language, food, culture and people. Understandably, no parent wants to think of or prepare for such a terrible event. But at the same time, we all want what is best for our children. We offer a service to appoint a guardian and memorialize your instructions for your child in the event of your passing or incapacitation. The process in a fast and simple to put in place what you determine to be the best interest of your child.
We have over forty years of experience negotiating and litigating international child custody contentions and can help you prepare for unusual circumstances and preempt any objections by any family members that might disagree with your intentions for your children. You may know who you would like to raise your child if you cannot. But have you considered other issues? Firstly, would you like any geographical limitations in place? Similarly, who would you like to raise your child if the guardian you chose is not available when needed?
We can guide you through the process and help you protect your children. Surprisingly, we only need a bit more than a legal consultation and an analysis of your particular family’s goals. And our international expertise ensures that your intentions will be effective in any country in the future. And we offer translation services and we document conservation for your peace of mind.
The cost and process are affordable and simple. Contact us to see if this is something that could help you.