Janneke is a specialised family law attorney, divorce mediator, collaborative divorce lawyer en accredited Parenting Coordinator. She quickly sees 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.” A quality that is sorely needed when going through a divorce, according to Janneke, is a readiness to change. Janneke gets right to the core of the problem. She creates instant clarity in the chaos of a divorce. For example, by calculating the new financial position after the divorce. Janneke is the proud founder of Uiteen. Since its establishment in 2015, Uiteen grew four-fold in four years time, taking on four times the case load. Her hero is Esther Perel: a world-famous couples therapist who restores the connection between people.
2005: sworn in as attorney
2010: specialised family mediator (vFAS)
2015: founder Uiteen
2016: specialized lawyer international child abducations
2018: trainer Mediation Education Centre
2018: member Mediation Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten)
2019: consultation divorce attorney (VvCP).
2019: accredited Parenting Coordinator
2021: trainer Dutch Bar Association (NOVA)
2021: member PR- Society Collaborative Practice (VvCP)
2021: Member Stichting Parenting Coordination Nederland i.o.
Dutch, English and German
- Janneke was appointed as Legal Woman of the Year 2017.
- In an interview in the Advocatenblad (attorney magazine) in 2017, Janneke explains that she aims to provide her clients with a sustainable solution through her focus on consultation and with the contemporary approach of the attorneys and mediators of Uiteen who understand the needs of their client.
- She did a write-up for the legal journal Jurisprudentie in Nederland (JIN) on the ruling by the Court of Appeal of The Hague concerning child and spousal maintenance (May 2017, issue no. 4).
- As a guest speaker at Lawyers Tour of the Beroepsopleiding Advocaten (vocational training for attorneys) in 2018, Janneke shared her views that more should be done in the area of conflict reduction, on why reaching mutual resolution of conflict is preferable to litigation, and regarding the ethical dilemmas a lawyer faces.
Janneke is registered with the legal domains register of The Netherlands Bar for the areas of persons and family law. In line with the norms of The Netherlands Bar, this registration requires her to complete ten training points per calendar year in each of registered legal domain.