Direct Client Representation
Melissa provides legal advice and case strategy to individual clients who are in the thick of domestic and international family law disputes. She is a strategic litigator and advisor, and is known for helping her clients understand the process and the practical outcomes available to them.
Consultations for Mobile Families
Melissa works with a lot of families who move overseas, and, when life happens, and the family members want to begin living in separate countries, there are a lot of legal issues that need to be sorted out.
If you plan on moving overseas with your family, Melissa provides consultations so you can sort through future potential legal obstacles and better plan now to protect yourself and your family.
Melissa provides services as a neutral intermediary. She works with individuals to craft a comprehensive and uniquely tailored solution to their family dispute. In addition to in-person mediation services, Melissa also uses technology to facilitate remote mediation services.
Melissa sits on five D.C. metro area court mediation panels (meaning she meets the stringent criteria to sit on each), and has over 300 hours of mediation and dispute resolution training.
Other Dispute Resolution
Melissa is trained, and offers when appropriate, services as a collaborative lawyer and as a parent coordinator.