Legal expertise center
& cross-border mediation

Trainers ongoing training December 2021


Anneke van Teijlingen is international family mediator, crossborder mediator, guardian ad lithem,  system therapist and trainer. She specialises in child abduction cases. Also in her role as guardian ad lithem her goal is to be that reliable adult in the life of children in need.

Anneke is an entrepreneur. She creates projects to improve the dispute resolution process and to help starting mediatiors to learn and experience working as a mediator. She is constantly looking for opportunities to work with and for mediatiors and guardians who want to learn and grow. In her career she’s always looking for ways to connect and create connection. Therefore she uses her mediation and guardian skills, her management skills and her creativity.

Anneke is an inspired, ambitious international mediator who will always put the best interests of the child first. Her endless commitment will not let her rest until she has achieved the best outcome for the child in question.

As co-owner of Mediation voor Jou and Uw Familiemediator Anneke has helped many couples with their divorce and international contact and care arrangements since 2004.


Melissa A. Kucinski works with lawyers across the globe handling the international aspects of family law cases. In addition to her law degree, Melissa obtained a Master’s Degree from the American University School of International Service, focusing her studies on high conflict cross-cultural mediation and crisis negotiation. She consulted for the Hague Conference on Private International Law on a range of issues related to the Hague Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions.

Melissa is a seasoned author, writing the seminal handbook on representing children in domestic and international custody and abduction cases for the American Bar Association and co-authoring the West Academic text on international family law cases in U.S. courts. She is a dynamic speaker, presenting on international child abduction, relocation, and cross-border mediation for national and international organizations for more information please visite her website


Kim Hompert
Since 2006 Kim Hompert works at de Dutch Child Protection Services (Raad voor de Kinderbescherming) as an investigator (Raadsonderzoeker) in high priority cases, seat representative in courtcases and in child abduction cases and hearings. Furthermore, Kim is coördinator for the quality group IKO/IKB (international child abduction and protection). She specialises in child abduction cases and complex divorce cases.

As an ambitious and driven professional, Kim allways makes sure that the needs of children are at the center of everything she does. To sum up Kim: she is respectful, honest and trustworthy, direct and confronting when necessary.

Within her team, Kim is responsible for ‘wellness and care’ of her coworkers. Kim is a mother of 2 who likes to spend time and do fun things with her family. In her own words: “I don’t like just sitting still”.