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In a classic conflict in court, many cases remain unresolved. As a result,  both parties end up spending a lot of money, feeling unsatisfied and dealing with recurring conflict situations. 

The damage for those directly and indirectly involved often lasts a lifetime.

In the interest of you, your child(ren), your family, your wealth or your business, we believe that conflicts should be handled differently.

These are the lawyers and mediators of our law firm.

Ellis Maurits

Ellis is our Donna (Suits). She supports the attorneys and keeps the office functioning optimally. Ellis doesn’t miss a beat. She is level-headed, straightforward and a real Rotterdam gal. She draws her inspiration from the famous quote by Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible, until it’s done.”

Majse Hofman

Majse is a specialised family law attorney. With her strong empathy skills, she puts clients at ease in a hectic time. Majse’s clients have her full support and she protects their interests in court. She makes complicated legal matters understandable and guides people throughout the divorce process.

Martine Stut

Martine is a specialised inheritance law attorney, family law attorney, collaborative practice lawyer and inheritance law and divorce mediator. She is the inheritance law specialist within Uiteen. Martine stands out with her positivity: to her, adversity is a welcome challenge. Martine is also very creative. When problems arise, she finds solutions that others wouldn’t typically come up with.

Fleur Oirbans

Fleur is a specialised family law attorney, collaborative divorce lawyer and divorce mediator. She helps her clients during escalating conflicts. To find out what is really going on, Fleur listens closely. She acts quickly to restore the peace. And gives her clients the right tools to get through their divorce as smoothly as possible.

Janneke Mulder

Janneke is a family law attorney and mediator. She quickly zooms in on the problem underlying the conflict: Is it really the amount of child support we’re discussing here? Or is there still anger about the divorce getting in the way? If so, then we first need to address the anger. After all: “Without change, nothing will change.” Janneke gets right to the core of the problem. She creates instant clarity in the chaos a divorce.

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Divorce Tax Attorney

Caroline Catshoek is a divorce tax attorney, tax saver and pension tax attorney. She focuses on the fiscal aspects of the divorce. She can be present with you for the discussions with the mediator or lawyers, or be consulted after these meetings, to ensure that the agreements are correct also from the fiscal perspective. Caroline can provide both tax guidance or representation for the party that is financially less secure.

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Mortgage Advisor

Martijn Broekhuis is a mortgage advisor who can help home owners come up with solutions for their home. Usually you and your partner both own your home and the mortgage is registered in both names. During the divorce, the home will either be allocated to one of the parties or perhaps sold. With his expertise as mortgage advisor, Martijn Broekhuis can help you find suitable solutions.

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Psychologist (NIP) and Divorce Consultation Professional

Drs. Irene van Noort is a psychologist (registered with the Netherlands Institute for Psychologists, NIP) and divorce consultation professional (collaborative practitioner). By now she has over 20 years of experience running her own private practice in which she provides coaching, training and advice to be more effective personally. Uiteen calls on the expertise of Irene van Noort when we feel that our client would benefit from additional support in dealing with the divorce. This could be during the divorce process, but also afterwards, for example when the clients need a little extra guidance in their parenting. In addition, Irene can be asked to have a conversation with the child(ren) to hear their voice and to take their interests into account in the divorce consultation or divorce proceedings. Finally, Irene can be engaged as psychologist/coach during a collaborative divorce. Fundamentals of Irene's approach are models grounded in personality theory and behavioural science. She has a talent for identifying ingrained patterns and personal tendencies, which makes it possible to consciously choose for new effective forms of communication with each other in the "post-marriage phase".

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Helma Leonhard-Strien

Helma Leonhard-Strien has been working as a civil-law notary for over 30 years and specialises in family law. She can assist you when you have any questions about the interpretation of a prenuptial agreement or a will. Helma can also draw up or change your prenuptial agreement together with our lawyers. Furthermore, after a divorce, she can amend your will and can draw up the deed for the distribution of your assets (concerning your home, for example).

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Pension Advisor

Roelof de Pater (1981) is a pension advisor and financial planner. He provides financial advice during a divorce regarding your retirement. This could include, for example, advice about the allocation of accrued benefits. Although it may seem insignificant to discuss at the moment, a good retirement is an essential component of a (carefree) financial future! Roelof takes stock of the accrued benefits for both parties and advises how best to distribute these according to the personal situation and wishes of the client. Furthermore, Roelof helps recently divorced people to gain insight into the new financial reality. Will I have sufficient income after my divorce? Do I need to save extra for my retirement? These are just a few questions you can discuss with Roelof. You can count on a clear, pragmatic and affordable advice.

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Financial Planner

Annemarie is specialised in guiding the partners of entrepreneurs, for example during mediation. This kind of spouse benefits from advice on a regular basis. The entrepreneur can often rely on the financial advisor, accountant and/or tax specialist of the company. Annemarie provides guidance and support for their partner, for example, in analysing documents received and explaining calculations. In this way, both partners can participate in the consultation on equal footing. This makes it possible to reach good agreements during mediation and achieve a successful conclusion for both parties.

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Mortgage Advisor and Financial Expert

After nearly 20 years of working with large financial service providers, I founded Teutenberg Financial Planning in 2007. Thanks to the knowledge and experience I gained, I can help you to find the right financial solutions for your personal situation. Additionally, I can inform you of your rights in relation to investors and insurance agents. I welcome the challenge, in these times of standardisation, to offer you tailor-made financial advice and to get more out of the financial service sector on your behalf.

As an independent advisor and former credit officer, I can help you not only to find the most suitable financial solution, but also make the necessary arrangements with the lender and insurance company. This way, you can focus on your divorce knowing that the solution you desire is feasible.

The following financial questions often arise during a divorce:

  • I want to have the house and the mortgage in my name after the divorce. Is that possible?
  • If I take over the home and the mortgage, will I still be able to pay alimony?
  • What agreements do we need to make regarding alimony and child support?
  • How can we best distribute the retirement benefits?
  • What are the fiscal consequences of our divorce?
  • How should we deal with our current insurance policies?
  • Now that we've agreed on the financial arrangements, what can I still spend each month?

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