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

Child maintenance

After a divorce, the obligation to take care of each other, as well as any children, will continue to exist. This obligation may lead the former spouse having to pay maintenance to the other partner (partner maintenance). If there are children, the parents will continue to be responsible for maintaining their children after the divorce or separation. That is why the parent taking care of the children must often be paid child maintenance.


The amount and duration of the obligation to pay maintenance depends on personal circumstances. The "naked" figures are certainly not all there is to it, especially if a business is involved. Those are the very cases in which the lawyer must be able to comprehend a company's annual statements and corporate structure. We possess the specialised knowledge necessary to do this, and can also perform maintenance calculations (including for tax purposes).

Changing circumstances

Future changes in circumstances, such as a new job, a new partner or moving home, can lead to changes in maintenance. We can assess whether a request for a change has any chance of succeeding.

Below you may download an overview of all the information we need to be able to advise you on the amount of any partner or child maintenance.