Cross-Border Family Mediation Training (CBFM)

This 50-hour advanced training course aims to qualify practising family mediators to mediate cross-border family disputes, including international child abduction, access and custody cases. The course will cover the relevant legal aspects of international family conflicts, differences in national family […]

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Important links

Federal Office of Justice (Central Authority) www.bundesjustizamt.de int.sorgerecht@bfj.bund.de Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection Unit RA 1 – Mediation, Arbitration, International Childhood Conflicts www.bmjv.de RA1@bmjv.bund.de

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Literature

We proudly present the second edition of Cross-Border Family Mediation – International Parental Child Abduction, Custody and Access Cases, written for experienced mediators and all other professionals involved in cross-border family conflicts. This invaluable reference book on international family mediation […]

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Legal texts

Here you will find a list of relevant international and European legal texts as well as other helpful legal resources.  We advise that see a lawyer prior to mediation so that you are aware of your legal rights and responsibilities. 

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Information for judges

Dear Judge, You are involved in proceedings under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction  (HCA). In this context, we would like to encourage both parents to negotiate directly with each other about the principal question of […]

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Information for lawyers

Dear Lawyer, You are taking part in proceedings under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (HCA) on behalf of one of the parents. These proceedings are aimed at determining whether the joint child will return […]

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Information for mediators

Dear Colleagues, Would you like to become a cross-border family mediator, to work with us and to publish your details on our website? To feature on the MiKK Mediators’ Register, you must be a MiKK member, trained to the standards […]

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Information for parents

Dear Parents, You are taking part in proceedings under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (HCA) or the Brussels IIa Regulation. These guidelines are aimed at determining whether your joint child will return to his […]

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Testimonials

“You guys are phenomenally professional, and I also hope that I get a chance to work with you in the future. Thank you for everything that you’ve done.” – Father, USA “Well done, excellent! A lot of thought and preparation […]

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Frequently asked questions

How much does mediation cost? The costs of the mediation proceedings, including the participants’ and mediators’ travel and accommodation expenses, are borne by the parents. Please note that the costs for such a mediation are generally much lower than the […]

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