Patricia joined Punt & Van Hapert on 1 December 2018 as a member of the ‘Business owner and Divorce’ section. She previously worked in a different part of the country as a family lawyer, but her home city of Amsterdam continued to exert a pull and her return was a foregone conclusion.
Patricia can advise you in matters such as divorce, maintenance, the matrimonial home (such as obtaining formal consent for its sale where such consent is not voluntarily given), and official changes to first and family names.
On family-law issues Patricia focuses on the balance of interests and the ‘human aspect’. To this end she regularly conducts meetings between both parties, at which the parties and their legal representatives together try to identify the points of dispute, and to discuss where possible any potential solutions. Such meetings can help avoid conflict and lead to a swifter solution.