Marjet Groenleer is an attorney-at-law and associate partner at The Hague based GMW advocaten. A firm known for innovative thinking and legal solutions, coupled with entrepreneurial common sense. Marjet worked as a lecturer International Civil Law for several years and at the Court of Appeals in The Hague in the Family Law sector. She is a deputy judge in the Court of Appeals in Amsterdam.
Marjet Groenleer has been active in family law for more than 15 years. Her focus is on (international) divorces. Marjet is a trained divorce mediator with the vFAS (Dutch Association of Family mediators and lawyers). Marjet has a particular interest and a profound knowledge of the international aspects of Family Law. She is an expert in dealing with complex financial and multi jurisdictional cases of an international family breakdown. Because of her experience and previous jobs, she is familiar with several foreign legal systems. A great number of her clients are expats. She has knowledge of the specific situation of expats working for the various international organizations and company’s based in the Netherlands, more specific in the area of The Hague (like EPO, Estec, OPCW, NATO, the tribunals, ICC, Shell, etc.)
Marjet publishes regularly in professional journals and keeps you informed of the various complex aspects of (international) divorces with her weblogs.
Recognising Foreign Spousal Maintence Decisions
7 March 2018
What if a court in America or Switzerland or elsewhere has made a ruling on spousal maintenance and you want to invoke it to claim against their assets in the Netherlands? Recognition of foreign maintenance decisions There are currently few treaties in force that give recognition to foreign courts’ decisions on maintenance. No arrangements have […]
Will you have to foot the bill for your ex-partner’s legal costs when you divorce?
28 February 2018
Most Dutch marriages are still based on community of property. But who pays the lawyers’ costs in the event of a divorce? Does this come under the marital estate or do the spouses pay their own costs? Community of matrimonial property If community of property applies to your marriage, all your assets and debts as […]
When does Dutch law apply to divorce?
21 February 2018
Although Dutch divorce law stipulates rules about pensions, for internationals in the Netherlands going through a divorce, it may very well be that a different law is applied to the question of spousal maintenance from the law applied to the matrimonial property. In order to determine which law should be applied in respect of maintenance we […]