INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW
We have attorneys who specialize in both international child abduction and international child custody disputes that fall within and outside the scope of the Hague Convention’s multilateral treaty of International Parental Child Abduction. We are equipped to act on behalf of a custodial parent whose child was abruptly relocated to a non-compliant country, where the legal process of locating, recovering, and returning an abducted child can last up to five years before a tangible win is delivered. Additionally, we work with clients and family lawyers around the world on complex child custody disputes where one parent is a foreign national.
Unlike child recovery services, staffed by mercenaries working extralegally and advertising quick and seamless collective of a child, we work expeditiously within the confines of local and international laws to return a child to the custodial parent while managing client expectations. We prepare clients for the various and lengthy hearings and appeals typically involved in cases of child abduction and custody.
Our firm is headquartered in Peru and, as a result, our criminal law work most often involves drug trafficking crimes. Unfortunately, poverty makes drug-trafficking an attractive and potentially lucrative choice and foreign embassies cannot fill the legal needs of arrested individuals. These cases are some of the most serious and require extensive knowledge of the penal code so the rights of detained individuals are understood, including not speaking to anyone aside from an embassy representative, not providing statements to police or speaking with prosecutors without counsel present, and not signing any declarations unless written in their native language. This makes retaining experienced outside counsel critical and our team holds a 90% success rate in winning dramatically reduced sentences, often less than court-mandated minimums.
Our team serves two types of immigration clients: those who wish to establish legal status in Peru and those planning to immigrate to the United States or Europe. While many of the forms necessary for both processes are readily available to complete on one’s own, any errors made are recorded and work against a visa candidate. To that end, we work closely with clients to ensure the integrity of all paperwork and candidate information.
Under immigration law, our primary focus is Family Immigration Services, which is comprised of the following areas: Spouse Visa, K-1 Fiancé Visa, K-3 and K-4 Visas for Spouses and Unmarried Minor Children of US Citizens, V Visas for Spouses and Unmarried Minor Children of Lawful Permanent Residents, Adoption or Orphan Status, Visa Waiver, Deportation, Canadian Study/Family/Work Visas. In some situations, consideration is given to other family-based visas where the individual is one of the following: an unmarried adult (over 21) son or daughter of a U.S. citizen, spouses and unmarried minor children (under 21) of permanent residents, married adult (over 21) son or daughter of U.S. citizens, and siblings of U.S. citizens.
There are no guarantees in medicine and while patients sign consent forms prior to procedures and operations, mistakes due to negligence or provider error occur too frequently. Our team helps clients understand the difference between potential negative outcomes and instances where the provider or facility failed to provide proper treatment and complex medical terminology and records to shed light on the case. Areas of malpractice we serve include surgical errors; labor and delivery negligence; failure to diagnose a patient properly or in a timely fashion that results in delayed treatment, medication and anesthesia errors, defective or botched elective, cosmetic surgeries.
Travel comes with inherent risk; a hotel may be as advertised or a tour that includes lunch might only provide a bottle of water. We are here to support clients who have booked trips through a website or travel company and some or all of the purchased services were not met. This also includes situations of dining and hospitality, holiday, leisure, and vacation laws. Our tourism and travel division holds accountable the actions and responsibilities of travel agents, tour operators, travel advertisers, airlines, and any other actor whose negligence or false pretense leads to a breach in agreement with our clients.
Monteblanco & Associates represents builders and buyers in performing due diligence for all new real estate ventures. This includes an exhaustive research of the property and the seller and/or construction company to secure the desired profit while limiting the potential for con artists and scammers who all too frequently operate within the real estate industry. While it’s best to seek our counsel prior to embarking on a property venture, we can also support clients who had the unfortunate experience of engaging in a fraudulent real estate deal.
Monteblanco & Associates represents clients in two distinct areas of sports law: counsel and dispute resolution. Our expert attorneys assist athletes in legal matters within higher education, Olympic, amateur, professional, and corporate sports. We work to protect the long-term interests of athletes in cases of contract drafting and review, which are often negotiated without legal counsel for the individual, as well as compliance and investigations by Olympic committees and soccer associations, risk management, drug testing, and dispute resolution and arbitration.