The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction



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Family Law
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Original Air Date:
September 2, 2021
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About the Program

The Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. What Is It and What Does It Do? Key Features of the Convention. Countries That Are Not Signatories to Convention. Justice Partners. Two types of cases under the Hague Convention: Return, Access.

Where Do You File Your Petition? Provisional Remedies. Alternate Relief ? UCCJEA remedies. Discovery. Evidentiary Issues. Establishing a Prima Facie Case for Return. Definitions. Preponderance of evidence. Clear and convincing evidence. Habitual Residence. Wrongful Removal or Retention. Exercising custody rights at the time of removal. Age. The affirmative defenses. Other issues.

Meet the Speakers
Hon. Scott M. Gordon 


Signature Resolution

Judge Gordon served on the Los Angeles Superior Court for 17 years and spent nine years in leadership positions as the Assistant Supervising and Supervising Judge of the Family Law and Criminal Divisions. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of California as a voting member on the Judicial Council of California, the policy-making body for the Judicial Branch. 
During his tenure in the Family Law Division, he handled thousands of cases, many of which were complex, high-profile business, sports and entertainment cases. He presided over trials and settled cases involving the most complex property, business, and child custody issues. 

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Peter M. Walzer


Walzer & Melcher LLP

Peter M. Walzer is the founding partner of the Southern California law firm Walzer Melcher LLP, a practice focused exclusively on family law with offices in Woodland Hills.

Peter handles multifaceted and contentious divorce cases. He skillfully negotiates marital agreements. His cases involve people with “out of the ordinary” personal and financial issues. Many of the matters that he handles involve cases where one of the parties lives in another state or country.

His clients include entertainers, business owners, inventors, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, athletes, and financiers.

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Jinna Kang


Enenstein Pham & Glass, LLP

Jinna Kang is licensed to practice law in California, D.C., and Texas, and is a California Certified Family Law Specialist, having dedicated the last 11 years of her practice to family law matters. Jinna Kang is one of only two board certified Family Law Specialists in California with Korean language fluency. She is also the first (and at present, the only) Korean speaking fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Ms. Kang truly cares about her clients, and cares about their quality of life not only during but also after their cases. She will not litigate for the sake of litigating, but rather will listen to each client’s needs and determine the most efficient and effective course of action, whether that be litigation, formal mediation, or out-of-court settlement.

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