Custody, right of access, child abduction
A separation or divorce has consequences not only for spouses or cohabitants, but also for any children they may have. Even if the parents usually retain joint custody, the child's usual contact with his or her parents changes. If, as usual, the parents no longer live together after the separation, the child's customary daily contact with both parents can no longer be realised. Here regulations must be found, which have to orient themselves primarily at the well-being of the child.
However, the German rules on contact and custody alone do not help in cases of international child abduction. Special knowledge of the relevant international agreements is required here.