Try a Little Tenderness

As a lawyer specialized in family law, I have often witnessed that the only option is to end a marriage or cohabitation, at least at the stage I finally meet the couple. Unfortunately, I have also experienced how devastating a divorce can be. Reason enough to always try to create a new focus among my new divorce clients, by making them consider divorce as a transfer from married life to a life after marriage… for both of them.

To achieve a liveable life after divorce, I often suggest mediation. Divorce disputes are quite often suited to mediation – the most important benefit being that the parties themselves come to a solution together. When parties want to reach an agreement, but the difference in skills and knowledge between the spouses is too great, creating an imbalance too vast to mediate, a collaborative divorce might be an option.


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Edith van Ruitenbeek
2018 Summer

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