The abduction, withholding or unlawful relocation of children is managed in the Dominican Republic in accordance with the provisions of Law 136-03.  This law establishes the Code for the Protection of the Fundamental Rights of Children and Adolescents. This unfortunate event takes place when one of the parents or someone other than them, relocates or withholds a child without the proper authorization of both parents.

In our Law Firm we have a Division specialized in Child and Adolescent Law. Through this division, we can assist you with the following:

  1. Filing a report of the abduction, withholding or unlawful relocation of a minor.
  2. Reintegration of the Minor to their habitual residence in the Dominican Republic.


  • Documentation related to the identity of the claimant, the minor and the person who has been accused of abducting or withholding the child or adolescent.
  • Birth certificate of the child.
  • Color photos of the child and the person who was identified as the perpetrator of the relocation or unlawful withholding.
  • Marriage, divorce or custody sentence. (If applicable)
  • Copy of the passports from all the parties involved, if available.
  • Medical record of the child and documentation from the school from previous years, in order to prove that the residence of the child was in the Dominican Republic.
  • Information pertaining to the location of the child (address and telephone number of the place where they are).
  • Travel authorization (if available).
  • All documents must be translated into English, if the case is with the United States, or into the official language of the country where the child was taken to, by a certified court translator.

Service fee

  • This will be determined based on the specific services required
  • As well as the service phase
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