Melissa co-authors comprehensive text on International Family Law

On July 16, 2021, West Academic released its newest text, Kucinski, Hale, & Coffee’s Family Law Across Borders. This casebook provides a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date analysis of family law from comparative and private international law perspectives. The casebook addresses some of the most intimate and legally complicated situations in which cross-border families find themselves, including the validity of foreign marriages, simultaneous divorce proceedings in multiple countries, the changing law in creating families using adoption and assisted reproductive technology, and how to remedy an international parental child abduction. In addition, the book dives into the importance of judicial assistance treaties and laws when understanding the legal issues, including the necessity to have proper service in a foreign country, obtaining evidence overseas, and authenticating foreign public documents.