|The I CARE Foundation|
In my role as the Founding Director of the not-for-profit 'International Child Abduction Research and Enlightenment Foundation', (the 'I CARE Foundation'), I am often asked for a referral for an attorney who is not only is highly knowledgeable and skilled in the area of international family law, but who has an understanding of the challenges a parent involved in complex litigation faces.
In fact, as the I CARE Foundation has continued its activity to help recruit attorneys willing to participate in the United States Department of State's Hague Convention Attorney Network, I have been in consistent contact with a rather large number of highly trained, effective, caring lawyers who work extensively on behalf of at-risk children of abduction.
On occasion I am asked, who do you think are the top family law and international divorce and child custody lawyer in New York City?
Well, there are some really great lawyers in New York who are excellent family law attorneys. When considering how many of these attorneys are skilled in the issues of international family law, the number dwindles down significantly. Add in how many attorneys are now familiar with international child custody, including cross-border abduction, and you have a very short list of skilled lawyers.
Ironically, one of the things that I have noticed is that almost every family law practitioner makes a claim that they are familiar with international family law.
Well, when a child or children's life is at stake, 'being familiar with international family law' by studying a law book doesn't count as far as I'm concerned.
Being familiar with international family law means having hands on working knowledge of the many complexities that are involved in these specialized cases.
That is why, when I consider all the issues connected with international family law, I think New York City based attorney Joel S. Walter is in my opinion one of the best family law and international matrimonial lawyers in New York City and the surrounding area.
|Attorney Joel S. Walter|
|A Rare Event:|
A child comes home
- Appellate Division, First Department of New York
- The four Federal District Courts of New York (Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western)
- The Federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals