Online Mediation in Hague Convention Cases

What really is the most important factor about the Hague Convention Cases? It is time. 

If you are touched by the scope of application of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction 1980 (full name: Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, concluded in the Hague on 25 October 1980), or – to be more precise – if you have or you are about to have a court case in this regard, you are already aware of that.

The Hague Convention on Child Abduction provides for a particular time when the case needs to be resolved by the court and this is 6 weeks. And believe me, there are countries, which do keep up with this time limitation, like Germany and most recently, at least in the first instance, Poland.

So if you go for mediation in such a case, you know you need to do this mediation quickly, whether it is ordered by the court or you and your opponent agree on doing it outside the court (knowing that the court will most likely send you to the mediation anyway).

You also know it seems impossible, especially given the time. There is the distance (you already are in two different countries), there is – most probably – the language difference between those two countries, there might be a time difference…

So how to do it? Where to start? How to find the mediator/mediators? How to gather everybody, the parties, the lawyers…?

The answer is simpler than it seems. Do it ONLINE. You can use the INSTANT MEDIATION tool.

Instant Mediations gives you access to the mediator speaking your language and knowing your country and your local conditions, and moreover, knowing the application and concept of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction.

Instant Mediations makes it possible to do the entire mediation online, from beginning to end, including signing of the mediation agreement,  and enables everybody to be engaged in it – the parties and their respective lawyers – at the same time and within the same electronic space.

Instant Mediations t is designed to give you security (the connection is secure, you can participate with your lawyer), privacy (you remain where you are and participate from there), saves money (you don’t have to travel) and moreover, saves you loads of stress as the mediator (or mediators) will have both the mediation experience and experience in resolving cross-border family issues.

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