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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Our clients include entrepreneurs and their partners requiring specific support during their divorce or separation. In cases such as these, company law and financial aspects play a major role, which makes receiving the right support of great importance. Some questions that might arise:

  • In case of divorce, must the business be divided or settled, and if so, at what value?
  • What to do with any pension claims?
  • How is maintenance calculated?
  • Is only the director/majority shareholder's salary of interest, or do extractions in cash and/or dividend payments also count?
  • How much liquidity can be made available for maintenance in the business?
  • Do the financial statements take on a different appearance during the year of the divorce?

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