Majse Hofman

Majse is a specialised family law attorney. With her strong empathy skills, she puts clients at ease in a hectic time. She makes complicated legal matters understandable and guides people – at a pace that suits them – throughout the divorce process. Majse’s clients have her full support and protects their interests in court. Majse finds it powerful when her clients choose to be happy over being right en will always investigate if there’s room for it. Her favourite expression: “Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.”

 

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2010: volunteer at the Child and Youth Law store

2013: legal advisor at the Child Abuse Youth Task Force

2014: co-organiser of the conference ‘Wat ik ervan vind, de stem van het kind’ [What I think, the voice of the child]

2015: graduate Master Youth Law (EUR and UvL)

2015: legal assistant family law at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

2016: sworn in as attorney and joined the Uiteen team

2019: member of JCI Rotterdam

2020: aspiring member of specialisation programme Family Law Attorneys and Divorce Mediators (vFAS)

languages
Dutch and English

 

Majse 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.

 

Collaborating Partners

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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