Americans abused abroad have difficult legal issues, including protracted international custody cases, divorce, and Hague petitions for which no public defense is provided.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Americans abused abroad are faced with difficult legal issues, including protracted international custody cases, restraining orders, and may be served a Hague petition for international child abduction. If a survivor is served with a Hague petition, she is not eligible to receive foreign and/or US government provided legal assistance although the abuser is. Without adequate legal assistance, the survivor and/or her children risk being forced to return to the foreign country with the abuser.
How will this project solve this problem?
AODVC assists survivors in locating experienced international family law attorneys and provides survivors with up to $1,000 in financial assistance.
Potential Long Term Impact
A survivor will have proper legal representation to help prevent the survivor and the children from being returned, either together or alone, to an abusive situation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $150
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $150 . The original project funding goal was $1,000.