International parental child abduction is increasingly common and the vast majority of countries have appropriate procedures and protocols to govern the decisions relating to children of separated parents.

The family law team of Giambrone & Partners in Italy successfully intervened and assisted in an international child abduction case. The family composed of an American father and an Italian mother initially resided in the US. Following the acrimonious breakdown of the relationship the child of the marriage, a daughter, was unlawfully removed from the US without the permission of the court or the agreement of her father, by her mother and had been taken to Italy.

An immediate complaint was raised to the authorities both in the US and in Italy. Numerous orders were filed and issued by the US court requiring the mother to return immediately to the USA with her the daughter. Fortunately, the mother complied with the demand and she took her daughter back to the US where her father met her at the airport.