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Gender-affirming care now an emergency in some Florida custody matters

On May 17, 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill greatly restricting Florida doctors in their ability to give gender-affirming treatment to transgender minors. The law took effect immediately upon signing. Notably for Florida parents and out-of-state parents of kids...

What is an emergency involving a child? Part 2

Is the child currently at risk of serious physical injury or of one parent moving away with them in violation of court order? In part 1 of this post, we discussed the situation that can arise during or following a divorce when one parent believes their child may be in...

Risk of grave harm prevents child’s return to country of residence, part 2

Today we continue our discussion of Golan v. Saada, the June 15, 2022, U.S. Supreme Court case interpreting the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Hague Convention”). As explained in part 1, the U.S. is a signatory of the treaty,...


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