Karen Rueb-Braakman

Lawyer and MfN-registered mediator

“You can’t start afresh without a clean slate. My job involves helping clients in a vulnerable position during an incredibly testing period of their lives. I gain an enormous sense of satisfaction from helping them get their lives back on track and giving them a future perspective. Although I believe in the value of mediation, I’m ready to go to court if necessary.” 

A family lawyer with a mission, Karen has been with RWV Advocaten for well over 25 years now.  She specialises in domestic and international divorce cases (encompassing both married couples and registered partners) and all the various financial and tax aspects involved. She likes to put her knowledge and experience to good use in solving legally and financially complex problems faced by company directors and owners in particular. She has a reputation among colleagues and clients alike for efficiency, forcefulness and tenacity.

Karen has been a divorce mediator since the 1990s. She is an MfN-registered mediator with an impressive track record, seeing the vast majority of divorce cases in which she mediates to a successful conclusion. Karen believes in applying her vast knowledge and experience in advisory services and litigation to achieve the best possible result for her clients.

Staffed by a team of five family lawyers, the Family Law Practice Group at RWV Advocaten is one of the largest in the region.


  • Mediators federation Nederland NfM (formerly Dutch Mediation Institute NMI)


  • University degree in Dutch law
  • Specialist course in mediation


  • English
  • German

Netherlands Bar Association register of fields of law

Karen Rueb-Braakman has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas: 

  • Law of persons and family law 

In accordance with the requirements laid down by the Netherlands Bar Association, she is obliged by virtue of this registration to obtain ten CPD points every calender year in each registered principal legal practice area.

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