A divorce rarely comes as a surprise. It is often preceded by a lengthy period of doubt and worry. By the time an appointment is made with a family law lawyer, the die has been cast. However, sometimes this is not the case. It is always possible to arrange for an orientation talk with one of our lawyers to ask about the considerations involved in a divorce.

Consequences of a divorce

If one decides to divorce, then various aspects will have to be discussed. It is important that the consequences of a divorce are properly dealt with. In the context of a divorce, the division of the community of property or the settlement of prenuptial agreement must be arranged. If the marriage is connected with a company, the effects of the divorce on the company will have to be comprehensively thought through. If there are children, attention must be paid to a proper care arrangement for the children and the detailing of a parenting plan. A financial arrangement for the children and possibly for you or your partner must also be discussed. If maintenance is on the agenda, we can make calculations on the basis of the applicable standards and we will - if necessary - go through various options with you. Lastly, attention will also be paid to an arrangement with regard to the division of pension.

The divorce lawyer

There are a number of ways in which a divorce can be arranged. You can choose to engage a personal lawyer who will take care of your interests. As early as at the commencement of activity, a plan of action will be discussed. Often (the lawyer of) the other spouse is approached in order to assess whether arrangements can be made in mutual consultation regarding the consequences of the divorce, so that the involvement of the courts can be limited. Sometimes, this stage has already been passed and it will be decided that the subjects regarding which consultation is not (no longer) possible are immediately submitted to the court. Divorce proceedings which must be conducted in court will be brought in consultation with you. The strategy to be chosen will always be chosen in proper consultation with you. Your personal wishes are always paramount to us.


You can also opt for mediation. In case of mediation both spouses will sit around the table with the mediator with the objective of reaching agreements with each other about the consequences of the divorce. The family law lawyers of AK Advocaten are specialised in divorces and all matters related to this. They are also specialised divorce mediators. They can assist you as your lawyer, but also as a mediator. In addition, it is naturally also possible that you consult us for a second opinion, for example if you want to have a divorce agreement assessed before you sign it. Would you like to find out how AK Advocaten can assist you? Then please phone us or send an email. Please contact us. Family Law