Melissa is an international law expert sought after globally for her skills in resolving complex multi-jurisdictional family law cases. Her work has included testifying on international child abduction prevention, advising in multi-country divorce cases, and mediating child abduction and relocation cases. She has consulted for the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the U.S. Department of State on various family law treaties. She has a knack for working alongside lawyers in the U.S. and abroad, consulting on a range of issues, including discovery overseas, foreign service, contesting jurisdiction, and recognition of foreign family law judgments. She has co-authored an authoritative casebook on international family law.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
International Law, Divorce, Support, Custody, Child Abduction, Immunity, Travel and Passports, Service, Discovery, Mediation
AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS
Licensed in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and New York; Superlawyers, Best Lawyers, Martindale AV Rated; International Academy of Family Lawyers