Child abduction can be a very serious and complex issue. The importance of obtaining original passports or copies is paramount. If your spouse is threatening to leave the county with your children, it is imperative that you seek an injunction preventing their travel, or possibly even temporary custody. There is also law in the United States making it a crime to abduct children and take them abroad, but it is important to know whether the country you are dealing with has an extradition treaty with the United States. Having an experienced International Law attorney is crucial to protecting your interests.