International Family Law on Divorce, Hague Abduction Cases, and Inheritance

205 Patio Namiki 3-17-3 Namiki Kawaguchi-shi Saitama
Prefecture 332-0034

Office Hours 9:30~17:30
on weekdays


Welcome to our Website

Mimoza Law Office specializes infamily law matters, especially divorce, child custody, wills and inheritance, and Hague Convention abduction cases.


We always strive to find a way to reach as amicable a solution as possible for international divorce, international inheritance, and Hague Convention cases. We handle criminal cases for foreign nationals as well.


Ms. Makiko Mizuuchi, a female lawyer, is registered on the lists of English-speaking attorneys at the Embassies of Australia, Canada, and the United States in Tokyo.  She is also registered on the list of attorneys specializing in family law, divorce and custody issues at the Embassy of the United States. 

We represent divorce and inheritance cases for Australians, Americans, Canadians, English, and other English speaking people. We represent Japanese, other foreign natitonals for international cases as well.

Ms. Mizuuchi is a member of the Hague Convention Working Group of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA), and is registered for the JFBA Lawyer Referral Service regarding Hague Convention abduction cases.


Please feel free to contact us for assistance regarding the following kinds of legal matters in particular:

   ・Fair and equitable division of matrimonial property

    ・Effective legal representation by counsel in divorce proceedings in   the Family Court to ensure a better, amicable solution

  ・Visitation or contact with children in Japan

  ・Representation by counsel in visitation conciliation proceedings in   the Family Court

    ・Assistance with deceased estates (division of inherited property)

   ・Drafting and execution of wills

   ・Representation by counsel in petitions for the return of children   under the Hague Convention at the Tokyo Family Court


We look forward to serving you in a relaxed atmosphere.       Consultation by telephone and Skype is also available.

※The main districts for the service※

Saitama-Kawaguchi, Saitama, Kumagaya, Koshigaya, Soka, etc    Tokyo, Chiba-Kashiwa, Matsudo, Natita, etc Ibaragi, Gunnma, Tchigi, and the whole Kanto region.

We also cover all over Japan.

You are more than welcome to call us from all over the world.

We provide legal consultation on the phone or via skype.

The consultation fee for half an hour is 5,000yen (plus consumption tax)

※For family law matters, for a mlimited time, we receive phone calls within 10 minutes and would try to answer sinmple questions from foreign nationals in English.

New information

September, 2016

The Family Law Conference was held in New Delhi,   India. Family law practitioners from Europe(the U.K.,France, Germany,Russia,etc), the U.S., Canada,       Australia, Hong Kong, etc.attended the  conference, and exchange the opininons about the  various issues regarding the international family law.                  Attorney Mizuuchi attended the conference,  and     discussed various family law issues, including Hague COnvention,Domestic Violence, 

July, 2016

Attorney Mizuuchi attended the family law conference  (Culture, Despute Resolution, and the Modernized Family) in King's College London, Loondon, U.K.

July, 2016

Attorney Mizuuchi attended the seminar with English
Hague Convention Specialists in London.

June 1st, 2016

Hague Child Abduction Convention became effective  in the Republic of the Phillipines.

May, 2016

Attorney Mizuuchi became a chair of the Guardian Center Mangement Council of the Kawguchi Social Welfare    Chamber

April, 2016

Attorney Mizuuchi participated in the Hague convention
conference in the American center in Tokyo hosted by
the U.S. Embssy, and exchnges information on the
international child abduction with Japanese practioners
on the Hague cases, and diplomates in charge of
Hague cases in some embassys of the member states .

February, 2016

Attorney Mizuuchi participated in the IVLP
(International Visitor Leadership Program)
sponsored by the Department of the States of the
U.S. and visited 5 cities in the U.S. 
The theme of the program is 'IPCA International
Parental Child Abduction'. She visitied some
govenment offices, courts, NGOs etc and had
meetings with judges, prosecutors, practinionaers,
social workers, and experts on international child
abduction etc. 

January 27th, 2016

Attorney Mizuuchi was sent to the Tokushima Bar
Association by the Hague Convention Working Group of the 
JFBA and gave a lecture on Hague
Convention. It 
was a part of the activities of the
Hague Convention 
Working Group of the JFBA.

July 17th, 2015

Attorney Mizuuchi was sent to the Nagasaki Bar
Association by the Hague Convention Working Group of the JFBA and gave a lecture on Hague
Convention. It 
was a part of the activities of the
Hague Convention 
Working Group of the JFBA.

June 25th and 26th, 2015

Attorney Mizuuchi attended the Hague symposium,
"Towards the Well-Being of the Child Through the
Hague Child Abduction and Protection of Children
Conventions: An Asia Pacific Symposium, Macao,
China". The event is jointly sponsored by the Law
Reform and International Law Bureau of the Macao
SAR, the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong
SAR, and the Hague Conference. 

April 9th, 2015

Attorney Mizuuchi contributed an article on the Hague
symposium which was held in the IBA(International Bar Association)Tokyo Annual Conference, October.
2014, to 'International Family Law Journal Issue 1'
published in U.K.

Key Features of the Office

1 Specializing in international divorce and inheritance

We specialize in family law matters, and have vast experience in handling both domestic and international divorce and inheritance cases, such as issues relating to the distribution of matrimonial property, compensation, child custody, visitation rights, and division of inherited assets which have an international element.  We also represent left-behind parents who seek to visit or have contact with their children in Japan, and work with foreign counsel where appropriate.

2 Handling Hague Convention abduction cases

We handle Hague Convention cases (international child abduction cases), and attorney Makiko Mizuuchi is registered for the JFBA Lawyer Referral Service in relation to such cases.

3 Finding amicable solutions at a reasonable cost

Family law issues are particularly sensitive because the persons involved are family members.  In the long run, it is better for all concerned that the parties reach an amicable agreement promptly and without undue expense.  We always strive to achieve this.

Areas of Practice

Strategies for             International Divorce

The Specialized Nature of International          Inheritance Cases

Criminal cases

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Contact information

Please contact by telephone 


Office hours 9:30~17:30 on weekdays