I studied Law and Educational Sciences simultaneously. These two master’s degrees come together in a practical way in my work as a lawyer.
As a family law specialist, I am well-versed in the intellectual, legal and financial issues surrounding divorce. These aspects often have a major impact, especially if children are involved. My clients are typically undergoing enormous changes in a short period of time and emotions can run high. This brings me close to my client; something that I continue to find special and meaningful.
I assist my clients in a personal and above all in a committed manner and I have an eye for detail and creative solutions. Above all, I have empathy; I am good at listening and analysing what is going on. This is not always expressed in words, but can be sensed between the lines.
With my master’s degree in family pedagogy, I know how to deal with the emotional dynamics and system laws within a family, and as a lawyer I can quickly spot where the legal possibilities for a settlement lie. The best case scenario is a joint solution that serves everyone’s interests, especially those of the children.
I have worked at the court for a long time, so I have a very good idea of how a judge is likely to approach a family case. This broad perspective gives me a big advantage in cases where we end up going to court because the parties cannot reach an agreement. When this happens, I represent my client with full conviction and will play hard if necessary.
I play hockey, love music (I sing and play piano) and enjoy travelling. These hobbies are all fun, and they are also a great way to get talking to and connecting with other people. In that sense, my work is also my hobby.
- Bachelor’s degree in Law (Leiden University)
- Bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences (Leiden University)
- Master’s degree in Private Law, specialising in Family Law (Utrecht University)
- Master’s degree in Forensic Family Pedagogy (Leiden University)