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 www.smeetsgijbels.com).

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

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 www.silkadvocaten.nl).

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 www.rayajorna.nl).

Areas of expertise

Everything is made to measure. Because each case is different. Together with you, we will find the best way for us to assist you in cases that are often highly emotionally charged. With our professional expertise and experience, but also with care, engagement and empathy. As lawyers or mediators we offer structure, take a load off your mind and, if necessary, opt for a multi-disciplinary and problem-solving approach. We can guide you through a divorce from start to finish. And because of our knowledge of the legal consequences of prenuptial agreements and cohabitation contracts when a relationship ends, we are also especially happy to help you draw up such agreements. We are also the expert and experienced professionals you are looking for in case of ambiguities or thorny matters surrounding an inheritance. We will discuss and negotiate when needed, we will sue when necessary. To better serve our clients, we also maintain close relationships with financial and tax specialists, civil-law notaries, child experts and pension advisers.

Family law is a very wide area of law. It includes divorce and separation, parental authority and visitation rights, prenuptial agreements and maintenance, but also inheritance law, guardianship, financial guardianship and personal guardianship. Fortunately, there are more and more different roads leading to a solution to issues of family law, with processes such as mediation or collaborative divorce, thereby avoiding going to court. Whether you opt for any of these processes depends on the trust that is placed in them, possibly in consultation with the other parties involved. Our lawyers and mediators regularly meet to discuss matters and work in teams, which are often multi-disciplinary in their composition. This guarantees optimum knowledge transfer and involvement with the substance of the case.