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Family law mediation
Mediation is defined as any form of discussion in which the two separating spouses attempt, with the help of a professional, to reach a satisfactory settlement of their divorce, with regard to the children and the finances alike.
Mediation takes many forms. One of the best-known is ‘standard’ mediation, in which one mediator (who may be a lawyer) acts as a neutral moderator between the two spouses and tries to get them to jointly reach a solution for settling their divorce.
Another form of mediation, which is strongly gaining in popularity, is what is known as ‘collaborative’ divorce. This involves each spouse having their own lawyer; there is also a third person, often a behavioural scientist, who acts as a coach or mediator. If necessary, each of the parties may be accompanied by their own financial expert, or they can opt to have one neutral financial expert.
If your situation does not lend itself to mediation, we can assist you in the process towards court proceedings.
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Family and inheritance law are sensitive subjects that often involve strong emotions. Matters that once seemed routine can take on a new significance as a result of all kinds of events, causing a breakdown in communications and thrusting the parties involved into far-reaching and invasive legal proceedings. SmeetsGijbels advises its clients on what route to take. We do so with empathy and support, adding our specialist legal knowledge as necessary.
Care to know more? Our lawyers and mediators are ready to help you. Obviously, we guarantee complete confidentiality.
Find out more about our family law mediators in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. They can advise you on what decisions to take.