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Marjolijn Boezaard-van Diepen

Family lawyer and mediator

Marjolijn is a pragmatic, resourceful lawyer who keeps a close eye on all of her clients’ interests. This means not only dealing with clients’ financial needs, but additionally with personal and emotional aspects, particularly in cases which involve children. Her overriding aim is to ensure that everyone gets their life back on the rails as soon and as best as they can. Marjolijn takes a practical approach to problems, keeps a clear picture of the current state of play, thinks carefully before arriving at a decision, and is combative when necessary. 

Marjolijn is a firm believer in the importance of mediation: 'Mediation is all about keeping the channels of communication open. Mediation means trying to find solutions that are in everyone’s interests. It helps ease the tension in relationships between the parties and indeed, in many cases, actually leads to improved communication for all involved. However, in those cases in which a particular issue cannot be solved by mediation or without going to court, I have no qualms about asking the court to resolve the matter.'  

After graduating from Leiden University in 2010, Marjolijn gained practical experience with a number of law firms, and soon decided to specialise in family law. She handles a wide range of matters relating to divorce, separation, cohabitation, parental responsibility, parental access rights, child maintenance, spousal maintenance and name changes.

Memberships

  • Association of Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS)
  • Family and Juvenile Law Association
  • Dutch Association for Procedural Law

Education

  • Leiden University
  • Vocational training for members of the Dutch Bar
  • Advanced course for trainee lawyers
  • Various specialist courses
  • Courses run by the Association of Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS) 

Languages

English

Netherlands Bar Association register of fields of law

Marjolijn Boezaard-van Diepen 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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