Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators closes down as of November 1st

The partners of Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators at Amsterdam and The Hague have by mutual agreement decided to end their collaboration.

Emma Kostense will continue her current practice at the law firm SmeetsGijbels in (1071 KP) Amsterdam at the Jacob Obrechtstraat 70 (see

Willem de Vries will continue his current practice at the law firm ScheerSanders Advocaten in (2585 ED) The Hague at the Nassauplein 36 (see

Margreet Ruijgrok, Monique Beijersbergen, Coen van den End, Sabrina De Jong en Zoë Vis will launch a new law firm named Silk Advocaten en Mediators. Silk Advocaten en Mediators will be located at the current address in (1075 HJ) Amsterdam at De Lairessestraat 129 and in (2596 AL) The Hague at the Zuid Hollandlaan 7 (Spaces) (see

Edith van Ruitenbeek will discontinue her law practice and will focus on other professional activities.

Raya Oranje-Jorna will launch a law firm in (2514 AB) The Hague at the Koninginnegracht 19, named Raya Jorna Advocaat en Mediator (see

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Monique Beijersbergen

Monique Beijersbergen
lawyer & mediator

Since graduating from Leiden University in 2007 and the University of Amsterdam in 2008, Monique Beijersbergen has been working as a lawyer specialising in family law. She focuses on matters in the field of family law in the broadest sense of the word (e.g. divorce and all the consequences that are involved, such as the children, the establishment of a parenting plan and the settlement of property law; parentage, contact and custody matters, maintenance issues and administration and/or receivership). Monique also deals with many international affairs. The starting point is always to come to good agreements in mutual consultation. When this turns out not to be possible, Monique assists her clients in proceedings.

Monique has successfully completed the legal training in family law, the legal specialization family law and the mediation training of the association for Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS). As a divorce mediator, Monique guides future ex-partners during their (divorce) proceedings.

In 2017 Monique has successfully completed the specialization training special curator in youth affairs. Since then, she has regularly been appointed as a special curator by the court. As a special curator Monique looks after the interests of the child. Monique translates "the voice" of the child so that the judge takes it into account in order to take a well-considered decision.

Monique's working method is characterized by involvement, quality and a solution-oriented approach. She does her utmost to come up with good solutions in the interest of her clients. In doing so, she does not lose sight of the interests of the child.


Monique joined Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators in September 2019. Previously, since 2008, she worked as a family lawyer at De Clercq Advocaten in Leiden, Wille Donker Advocaten in Alphen a/d Rijn and Verhoeff Advocaten & Mediators in The Hague.


Monique is a member of the association Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS). She is regularly asked as an annotator for the journal Jurisprudence in the Netherlands (JIN). Monique lives together with her partner in Leiden.