Divorce or separation - free advice

Personalized guidance from experienced family law lawyers
Clear and transparent communication throughout the process
Free initial consultation to discuss your situation

Your challenges in divorce and separation

At Simmelink Lawyers, we understand that legal issues can be both personal and complex. That is why we offer exclusive, personalized guidance to support you every step of the way. Our extensive expertise in family law ensures that we always strive for the highest result for your unique situation.

Do you want to file for divorce to dissolve your marriage?
Do you wish to dissolve your registered partnership?
Have you started living together unmarried and want to separate?
Are you dealing with an international divorce?
Do you want a legal separation?
Want to make arrangements to adjust the parenting plan or child support?
Do you own your own business and wish to divorce?
Do you need a lawyer to help you with official divorce proceedings or complex legal steps?
Do you have questions about the division of your assets and finances, such as your mortgage, pension, child care and more?

At Simmelink Lawyers, we believe in providing clear guidance and unconditional support during every step of your divorce process.

Benefits of breaking up with Simmelink Lawyers

Our experienced lawyers work with a customized roadmap for a divorce, dissolve cohabitation agreement or end cohabitation. You will receive the professional attention and high-quality support you need.

Our experienced lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We offer personal attention and customized solutions for each client.

Our legal experts provide you with strategic advice that leads to optimal results. You can make decisions with confidence, sure of the best possible support.

We will keep you constantly informed of progress and what is expected of you. We communicate clearly about the costs and steps to take, so there are no surprises.

We understand that legal problems often involve a great deal of emotion and pay close attention to this during your case. Breaking up is something you do together with your partner, and you both experience emotions differently. You may also not be at the same stage of the process, where one of you may be further along than the other.

At Simmelink Lawyers, we safeguard our clients’ privacy, essential for high-end clients who value discretion.

Reviews from former clients

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Law firm Simmelink is distinguished by expertise and in-depth knowledge. My case was handled correctly with no unexpected costs, which they estimated accurately in advance.

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Excellent law firm! The team is very friendly, communication clear and appointments are always kept. I definitely recommend this firm for legal support.

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Simmelink’s handling of my alimony calculation was fast and efficient, and I am very satisfied with the result. They are approachable and have extensive knowledge.

5 star review | Simmelink Advocatenkantoor

Law firm Simmelink is very professional and client-oriented. They understand the client’s needs and go out of their way to help. Rarely do you see a company where the customer is as central as at Simmelink.

Our lawyers

At Simmelink Lawyers, you will find legal experts known for their approach, quality and integrity. We prioritize our clients’ needs and understand that each case is unique.

“Our lawyers are accessible, responsive and keep you informed about the progress of your case.”

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Carla Simmelink

Carla Simmelink

Attorney at law

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Sanny Jurkovich

Attorney at law

What can we help you with?

Divorce

Divorce is one of the most common and complex cases in family law, where specialized knowledge and attention to the emotional aspect are essential.

For clients, divorce is often an emotional process. At Simmelink Lawyers, we understand the varying situations: from the person who has just heard that the partner wants a divorce to those who have jointly made this decision. We pay attention to the causes and emotional aspects of divorce, and carefully guide you through the process.

Our lawyers offer specialized knowledge to manage complex family law issues. Depending on your situation, we can assist you through mediation or with your own lawyer. In a divorce, we make arrangements for the home, assets, pension, personal property and alimony. In addition, if there are minor children, we draw up a parenting plan to establish the care and arrangements around the children.

At Simmelink Lawyers, your interests and emotions are our focus. We will guide you through the divorce process with expertise and care. Engaging a lawyer does not mean conflict. Our lawyers know the legal implications of various decisions and help you make the right choices.

Especially in more complex situations, such as businesses or significant assets, it is wise to hire a lawyer early on. This ensures that your best interests are represented and you are well guided.

International divorce

If you have a foreign partner or you yourself live abroad, the divorce takes on an international character. As a result, you must take European regulations and international treaties into account. In that case, specialized advice is necessary. For this you can contact Law Office Simmelink.

Dissolve registered partnership

The dissolution or termination of a registered partnership proceeds in the same manner as a divorce. The same topics are also discussed, such as dividing your assets, calculating alimony and – if minor children are involved – preparing a parenting plan. Dissolution is often through court proceedings, but it is also possible to dissolve a registered partnership by mutual agreement, without the need for a court ruling.

Breaking up when living together unmarried

Many couples who live together unmarried and separate wonder about the legal consequences of this. In fact, many rules that apply in divorce do not apply to unmarried ex-partners.

Frequently asked questions:

  • How do we draw up a parenting plan?
  • Who has parental authority?
  • How will assets be distributed?
  • How do we deal with rental or owner-occupied housing and capital gains?
  • Who will stay in the house temporarily and how do we arrange that legally?
  • Is there a right to alimony?
  • What role do cohabitation agreements play?
  • Our lawyers offer clear advice and support on these questions.

Our lawyers offer clear advice and support on these questions.

Separation of table and bed

Legal separation means that you remain married before the law, but your (former) partner, and you, start living separately. So you no longer share table and bed, nor are you tax partners. All assets must also be divided between you and your (former) partner. You may have several reasons for choosing a legal separation.

You may have several reasons for choosing a legal separation. In a divorce with minor children, it is important to create a parenting plan, which sets out agreements on parental responsibilities and financial arrangements.

We would be happy to discuss with you whether this method of divorce is an option in your situation.

Divorce and owning a business

Are you getting divorced and have your own business? Or is your partner an entrepreneur? Then a divorce or the dissolution of a registered partnership often affects the business as well. Not only your personal interests or the children come into play, but also the interests and the continuity of the business. Then it is important that you get advice from a true specialist.

Our approach for family law matters

Throughout the years we have gained a lot of knowledge and experience in family law and inheritance law, both nationally and internationally. With this experience and expertise, we can support you with the right course of action in all cases.

We specialize in counseling clients who are getting divorced, focusing on the financial implications, the impact on children of various ages and the various reasons people decide to divorce.

Attorney at law

As lawyers, we can assist you in various ways if you are divorcing or separating. We can advise, mediate, negotiate and litigate in court to represent your interests. Before starting legal proceedings in court, we try to reach an arrangement with the other party.

Mediation

In mediation, an impartial mediator helps you make arrangements for your divorce, the dissolution of your civil partnership or if you are separating as cohabitants. The mediator is independent and will discuss all possible solutions with you and the other party that will help you both.

Divorce and family law advice

We offer clear and comprehensive advice on all aspects of divorce and family law:

  • Legal Steps
  • Financial implications
  • Distribution of assets and liabilities
  • Determining spousal and child support
  • Mediation or unilateral/joint requests.
  • Mortgage and home sales
  • Pension agreements
  • Legal implications

Second opinion

Do you already have a lawyer or mediator, but are unsure about the direction and progress of the process? Would you like advice on part of an ongoing case? Or independent advice before you officially file for divorce?

In a second opinion, we discreetly take a neutral and objective look at your case. Furthermore, we can advise you whether to appeal after a court decision.

Independent legal advice in mediation

We offer independent legal advice during mediation processes. We guide you discreetly and strategically, with clear analyses and practical tools. Our independent legal expertise ensures that your best interests are represented. This way you will make informed choices and achieve an appropriate solution to your divorce, alimony or other family matters.

Online divorce

If you live farther away or abroad, it is not always possible or practical to meet at our office. With us, this is not a problem. It is also possible to speak with our lawyers via video call (a secure connection). If desired, we can combine physical appointments and image calling. Together, we can make a choice that best suits your situation. Whatever you choose, our quality and personal contact remain guaranteed.

From our practice: results for real people

At Simmelink Law Firm, we understand that every legal issue is unique. Our case studies show how we work with care and attention to detail to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

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A matching first name to one’s identity: Moos’ story

Learn about Moos’ journey to officially changing his first name to one that better fits his identity and how this has made him more confident.
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Repair spelling error first name: Maries story

Find out how we supported Marie in correcting a spelling error in her name, so she can now proudly wear her correct name on all her official documents.
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Adding additional first name as a tribute to loved one: Boris’ story

Read how we helped Boris’ parents add the name of his beloved grandfather as a middle name, allowing Boris to bring a lasting tribute to his grandfather.
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