Few other areas in law are as emotionally and psychologically charged as succession law.
When life throws its punches, you need a prudent advisor with extensive legal expertise. The law of succession is complex and has short deadlines whereby we must act quickly.
Our lawyers are specialized in the law of succession and have the necessary skills to represent your interests: with empathy, foresight and the necessary experience in life and professionally.
We can advise on, for example:
- Drafting of wills and inheritance contracts;
- Assessing or challenging the validity of a will;
- Unfair division of inheritance;
- Abuse of proxy;
- Defending or challenging testamentary dispositions: formal issues, questions relating to testamentary and legal capacity, disinheritance and disqualification, voidance;
- The appointment or dismissal of a liquidator or defending liquidators against a requested appointment or dismissal;
The more you know about something, the more interesting it will get. This also applies to my field, family law. As a child, I wanted to become an actress and a lawyer. I do see similarities. When arguing, for example, you are also facing an audience. In my practice, too, you have to empathise with the client, but you should not get carried away. I have to look through emotions, stick to the legal relevance. It starts with listening. Then I apply structure and take responsibility. A role that suits me perfectly.
Ellen Leentjes is a deputy judge at the Overijssel District Court and registered as a mediator at the MFN. She completed the specialisation course in Family Law and the training as a lawyer-divorce mediator. Ellen is a member of the Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators Association (vFAS). She previously had various positions at the Dutch Bar Association.
Ellen Leentjes has been working as a lawyer for more than twenty years.