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MKFL: International Family Law Claimed

Working with international families to create a clear path forward

Working with international families to create a clear path forward

MKFL: International Family Law works with lawyers globally to address complex international family law issues for their clients. Whether it is devising a case strategy on the court and country where a lawsuit should be filed, researching and drafting tailored jurisdictional arguments, resolving how a lawsuit must be served overseas, or mediating a complicated Hague Child Abduction matter, MKFL is experienced at working as an integral part of any case.

Each case is different, and MKFL can tailor an approach that meets the needs of the lawyer and their client, and is a valuable part of any legal team.

Pre-Relocation Consultation

If you are thinking of moving overseas with your family, MKFL offers flat-fee consultations to provide information you should consider in case your relationship breaks down, you want to return home, or you need to seek family law advice in the future.

Some of its representative work includes:

– Mediating high-conflict international parental child abduction cases

– Providing expert affidavits on points of U.S. family law for foreign litigation

– Coordinating a strategy for simultaneous divorce proceedings in the U.S. and overseas

– Preparing and overseeing requests for discovery overseas using the Hague Evidence Convention

– Working alongside local counsel in multi-jurisdictional custody and relocation cases

– Representing minor children in Hague Child Abduction cases

– Testifying in U.S. courts about child abduction prevention issues

– Researching and strategizing in cases with pre-selected marital property regimes, foreign prenuptial agreements, and complex choice of laws

– Serving as a neutral collaborative law expert on international travel for children

– Preparing applications for service of process overseas under the Hague Service Convention

– Researching and drafting pleadings to argue the choice of venue for modification of a foreign child support order

MK Family Law is based in Washington, D.C.