Are there particular problems in interstate and international custody disputes?

International and interstate marriage and divorce are common, and it is not unusual for parents who are citizens of different countries to live and work, own property and bear children in a series of locations. If there is a divorce, the situation becomes extremely complex. As might be expected, the international situation is even more complicated than the interstate. Historically, family law and divorce were strictly state law issues. In recent times, a federal family law is emerging. Where federal and state law overlap, federal law generally supervenes.

See also…

Child Custody and Support

International Law Issues