Melissa A. Kucinski

Contact Details

MK Family Law, PLLC

1717 K Street, N.W., Suite 900
District of Columbia


Mediator and attorney. Teaches International Family Law at George Washington University Law School. Chaired International Social Service working group on International Family Mediation. Member of Uniform Law Commission Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Family Laws. Former chair of two American Bar Association committees focused on international family law. Regular lecturer and author on child abduction, relocation, custody, and international family mediation. Advisor, US delegation HCCH Sixth Special Commission on 1980 and 1996 Conventions. Chaired American Bar Association international family mediation efforts. Former consultant for the Hague Conference on Private International Law in 2013. Member of US Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Observer and Advisor to various Uniform Law Commission study and drafting committees to ensure uniformity in US family practice. Author of ABA book on representing children in contested custody cases. For more information, consult her webpage at and

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Areas: Arbitration, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Collaborative Law, Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Divorce, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Property Issues, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Mediation, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony

US Counties: Washington D.C.; Maryland

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