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Cleveland Jewish News
Supreme Court hears international residence case
December 13, 2019

The Spectrum, WCMH-TV NBC 4 – Video
Zashin & Rich International Child Custody Case to US Supreme Court
December 10, 2019

ABC 13 TV – Video
Supreme Court to hear international custody case involving Ohio mother
December 10, 2019

Cleveland.com
U.S. Supreme Court to hear international child custody dispute from Cleveland area
December 10, 2019

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in case briefed by CWRU law school faculty
December 9, 2019

Cleveland Jewish News
International residence case moves to US Supreme Court
June 21, 2019

Hollywood Life
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s Custody Case Could Get ‘Very Messy’: Lawyer Explains
February 27, 2019

2018 Ohio Super Lawyers
Cleveland family law attorney Andrew Zashin gets a 6th Circuit ruling that brings consistency to cases involving vulnerable children
November 8, 2018

Your Teen for Parents: Guide to Parenting through Divorce
Advocating for Yourself During a Divorce: 3 Tips from a Divorce Attorney
October 2018

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Adjunct Professors Zashin, Keating and Reynolds take on path-breaking Hague Convention Case
June 21, 2018

2018 Ohio Super Lawyers
Family law attorney Andrew Zashin asks the 6th Circuit to bring consistency to cases involving vulnerable children
June 19, 2018

Cleveland Jewish News
Landmark international residence case could impact those making aliyah
June 14, 2018

WJR Detroit – Audio Interview
Attorney Andrew Zashin chats with Guy Gordon to discuss the new Illinois law for dogs when parents are getting a divorce.
January 2, 2018

Cleveland Jewish News
Surrogacy, child custody laws develop as cases arise
November 21, 2017

Smart Business Cleveland
2017 Smart Business Family Business Achievement Awards
September 2017

Crain's Cleveland Business
Ohio Employers Confront Marijuana Use
July 22, 2017

Lake View Cemetery Heritage ReView
Trustee Spotlight: Andrew Zashin
Spring 2017

Sports Illustrated
Lane Johnson's Bold Move To Sue His Own Union Is Rare, But Not Unprecedented
January 11, 2017

Law360
Packers Player Drops NFL Drug Suspension Dispute
December 19, 2016

Sports Business Daily
NFL, NFLPA Appoint Das As Third Arbitrator In Michael Pennel Lawsuit
December 5, 2016

Sports Business Journal
Eagles Lineman Challenges NFL and NFLPA in NLRB Filings
December 5, 2016

Law360
Eagles Lineman Says Suspension Violates Federal Labor Law
November 29, 2016

The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt
RTAB #30: Lane Johnson's Legal Team (Audio Interview)
November 29, 2016

Cleveland Jewish News
Ohio Woman Receives Orthodox Divorce Decree
January 14, 2016

BNA's Health Law Reporter
Surprise! The NLRB Says You Just Might Be a 'Joint Employer'
September 24, 2015

BNA's Health Law Reporter
NLRB Adopts New Joint Employer Standard; Ruling Could Affect Health-Care Industry
September 3, 2015

BNA's Health Law Reporter
Challenge to NLRB Election Rule Fails; Employers Urged to Prepare New Game Plan
June 11, 2015

American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
Member Spotlight: George S. Crisci
April 13, 2015

The Plain Dealer
Attorney Goes To Bat for Northeast Ohio
January 18, 2015

Cleveland Jewish News
Profile on Andrew Zashin
January 15, 2015

"Here and Now" National NPR Show - Audio Interview
In A Divorce, Who Gets To Keep The Dog?
December 4, 2014

Crain's - Article and Video
Zashin & Rich embraces Cleveland roots and rock 'n' roll heritage
November 16, 2014

BNA's Health Law Reporter
Justices Reject NLRB Recess Appointments; Significant Health Care Decisions in Limbo
July 10, 2014

BNA's Health Law Reporter
The EEOC and FTC Turn Up the Heat on Employer Background Checks
April 2014

Crain’s
Zashin & Rich move marks big milestone
for E&Y Tower
November 2013

Cleveland.com
Zashin & Rich law firm leases last full floor of Ernst & Young Tower at Flats East Bank project
November 2013

Associated Press
US Claims Father Illegally Moved Kids to Gaza
May 2012

2012 Ohio Super Lawyers
Mentors | Andrew Zashin: Reminiscing About Robert Zashin
January 2012

CCH Employment Law Daily
NLRB NEWS - Controversy Erupts Over NLRB Recess Appointments
January 2012

Huff Post
Divorce's Impact On Small Businesses Can Be 'Immense'
October 2011

The Today Show - Video
Accused Facebook bigamist heads to court
September 2010

MSNBC
Facebook Busts Accused Bigamist - Woman Finds Her Prince Charming Has Married Another
July 2010

WKYC - Article and Video
Cleveland woman discovers husband's 'other' wife via Facebook
July 2010

Cleveland Jewish News
New custody center in Israel is Zashin’s passion
January 1, 2010

Worth Magazine
Top 100 Attorneys 2007
Andrew Zashin

Inside Business Magazine
Connecting Through Separation
Profile on Andrew Zashin
December 2007

Cleveland Jewish News
Valuing and dividing assets at the time of divorce
By Andrew Zashin, Esq.
February 2007

Case School of Law: In Brief
Plugged into Family, the Law, and Cleveland
Alumni Spotlight on Andrew Zashin
Spring 2005

Cleveland Magazine
The Divorcing Woman’s Best Friend
Feature Article Profiling Andrew Zashin
November 2004

Crain’s
Companies should consider coverage against employee-related claims
By Stephen Zashin | July 2004

Crain’s
ADR programs can save dollars and time
By Stephen Zashin | November 2003

COSE Update: Legal Ease
One Size Does Not Fit All
(Employment Practices Liability Insurance)
By Stephen Zashin

COSE Update: Legal Ease
Noncompete Agreements
By Michele Jakubs

COSE Update: Legal Ease
Ohio's 'Baby COBRA' Law
By Helena Oroz

Cleveland Jewish News

New Custody Center in Israel is Zashin’s Passion

January 1, 2010 | By Nina Polien Light

Andrew A. Zashin of Zashin & Rich

International custody disputes are on the rise, but parents and attorneys embroiled in issues of child abduction, wrongful retention and relocation had no central resource for information – until last March when a Cleveland lawyer created one.

“I’ve worked on acrimonious child-custody cases where one parent wanted to take children from one place to another,” says Andrew Zashin, 41, a partner with Zashin & Rich. “These situations touched me personally and professionally.”

Located in Zichron Yaacov, a seaside Israeli city where Zashin lives part time, the nonprofit Center for International Child Custody and Relocation (CICCAR) represents a grassroots effort to bring together volunteer attorneys, psychologists, social workers, educators and other professionals to advise families and legal counsel or refer them to the appropriate resource.

Under consideration is a long-term and admittedly ambitious goal for multi-disciplinary experts from several jurisdictions to draft “unified principles for courts to consider when faced with issues of child abduction, relocation, and determinations of habitual residence,” says Zashin. This would be especially helpful for cases involving the Hague Convention or those pertaining to abductions between countries that have agreed to extradition.

Colloquially known as the war-zone exemption, Article 13(b) of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction says children who have been taken from their country of residence to another needn’t be returned if there is “grave risk” of encountering “physical or psychological harm” or being placed in an “intolerable situation.”

This section, particularly as it pertains to Israel, concerns Zashin, who cites the case of an American couple who made aliyah for Zionist reasons. During the early years of the second intifada, the wife returned to the U.S. with her children and subsequently filed for divorce here. Among her many arguments against returning her children to their father in Israel was the claim that it was too dangerous to send the youngsters into a war zone.

“I remember reading about this in a magazine and my head popping off because I was so enraged,” recalls Zashin, an ardent supporter of Israel and a married father. “She was hiding behind terrorists when it fit her personal interest.”

Because there is no uniform application, Zashin says even “enlightened” Hague countries have decided international custody cases differently. In past cases, the U.S. found that “returning a child to Israel does not represent a grave risk of harm,” but Australia deemed Israel a “war zone.”

“Too often courts’ decisions are too subjective or formalistic because the issues of child abduction and relocation necessarily are multi-jurisdictional and transnational,” says Zashin, noting that his organization is a resource for those involved with international custody disputes in any Hague Convention country, not just cases involving Israel. “CICCAR endeavors to make the considerations more humane and based on the interests and the unique needs of the children involved. Consistency is critical so that individuals can consult with lawyers about these types of cases and get advice that works irrespective of their location.”

Pronounced key-car, the Hebrew word for “roundabout” or “rotary,” CICCAR is not a law firm and does not replace Zashin’s Cleveland practice. “It’s academic and – at the same time – practical,” Zashin says. Zashin & Rich does specialize in issues of international child custody law. “Leading CICCAR is an extension of this practice area,” explains Zashin. “Committing time to CI-CCAR’s development is an expression of our desire to be the undisputed national leader in the practice of divorce and international child custody law.”

When Zashin is in Cleveland, an operations manager runs CICCAR’s office in Israel as needs arise. In early December, Dr. Yoav Mazeh, professor of law at Ono Academic College in Kiryat Ono, assumed the role of academic director.

In the works are two CICCAR conferences that will cover the psychological points of view of abduction and relocation of children and will consider the effects on children of a parent’s unilateral decision to relocate or abduct a child. The first will be hosted at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Feb. 4. Another conference, scheduled for May in Israel, will be sponsored by the Ono Academic College.

CICCAR is not an advocacy rights group for mothers or fathers, Zashin points out.

“There’s a lot of talk about the best interest of children, but sometimes in terms of execution and application, that doesn’t happen,” he explains. “So CICCAR is going to bring together disciplines – lawyers, psychologists, social workers, teachers – who can lend value to consideration of these issues. Not only is the group unique, but our approach will be unique, too.”