After more than 25 years of experience in family law matters, we formed Van der Loeff Family Law together in 2015. Matters can be dealt with faster and more cost-effectively by a small and committed team with complementary specialisms.
Family matters are thorough. Professional and personal counselling is our first priority. We provide advice and legal counsel, as mediators and as lawyers. We specialize in complex matters in which a corporation, international law or the interests of children play a role.
Joke Uittenhout began working as a lawyer in 1986, with a special interest in family law. Since 2002, she has been working exclusively as a family law lawyer, a divorce mediator, and a succession law lawyer.
She considers it her duty to identify a workable strategy together with the clients in order to resolve the conflict. The client’s objective is important, but creating clarity about what is possible and what is cannot be forgotten.
Joke is a member of the Dutch Association of family law lawyers and divorce mediators (Vereniging van Familierecht Advocaten Scheidingsmediators, vFAS).
Bine Spoormans is a lawyer specialised in family law and a mediator. She mostly provides advice in divorces, maintenance disputes, and in arrangements concerning parental access. The Court of Amsterdam frequently appoints her as a special curator.
Bine comes from a large family. ‘I have learned to listen attentively in order to achieve my goal. This means not just hearing what is being said, but also what is not being said.” This way, she can analyse problems and present solutions.
Bine is a member of the Dutch Association of family law lawyers and divorce mediators (Vereniging van Familierecht Advocaten Scheidingsmediators, vFAS), and a member of the supervisory board of a public library.
Clasien van de Pas-Rutgers van der Loeff started her career as a lawyer in 1982. After 10 years of general practice, she specialized in private law and family law, in which she primarily focuses on divorces. She is also a mediator in addition to being a lawyer.
For a while, she taught law at the former Rotterdam University for Applied Sciences in Economic Studies (Hogere Economische School in Rotterdam) and was a deputy judge in Amsterdam. She completed part of her secondary education at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales (Great Britain) and is fluent in English, which is a precondition for international cases.
Clasien is a member of the Dutch Association of family law lawyers and divorce mediators (Vereniging van Familierecht Advocaten Scheidingsmediators, vFAS), and a member of the Supervisory Board of the United World Colleges Netherlands Foundation.