Two highly experienced mediators are associated with SPEE advocaten & mediation. We would like to introduce ourselves to you on this page.
Angelique van den Eshoff
I am Angelique van den Eshoff and have been practicing specialised family law since 1998. Besides handling complex divorces and other family law court proceedings, I also frequently engaged in divorce mediation or conciliation. You can also contact me about mediations in case of disputes about inheritance law or estates.
I am a member of the Dutch Association of Family and Succession Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vereniging Familie- en Erfrecht Advocaten Scheidingsmediators or vFAS). My strength lies not only in my years of experience and my knowledge, but also in my direct and tactical approach. A divorce is often a major event in people's lives. There is a lot to deal with and it can be difficult to make the right choices. As a mediator, I help both ex-partners to come to good agreements together. I ensure that both are heard and that there is room for emotions and feelings.
As an experienced mediator, I am familiar with all the legal and financial aspects involved in a divorce. I support you in making agreements about, for example, alimony, division of assets and making a good parenting plan for the children. Together, we work towards a solution that is acceptable to both ex-partners.
My approach is personal and committed. I take the time to properly understand everyone's situation and use my knowledge and experience to guide the ex-partners towards a solution that suits their situation. I always strive for a solution that is sustainable and satisfactory to both parties.
In addition to Dutch, I am also fluent in English and can therefore serve you well in English language and/or cross-border mediations.
Since 2012, I have had the privilege to not only be a lawyer, but also an officially registered mediator at, and a member of, the Dutch mediation federation Mediatorsfederatie Nederland (MfN). In my experience, both individuals and companies often have most to gain from proper dialogue, and from resolving conflicts or avoiding them in the first place. In my role as a mediator, I get people embroiled in a business or personal conflict talking again, and probe their underlying interests and motives. This breaks the stalemate and (more often than not) leads to greater mutual understanding - paving the way, in many cases, for a solution.
If the problem turns out to be more deep-seated, I involve horses in the mediation process, as they possess a pure and infinite wisdom and an innate feel for the underlying dynamic.
My style as a mediator can be described as directive, to the point, and solution-focused. I like to make the parties involved feel safe and equal, to reopen the lines of communication and enable the parties, under my guidance, to move towards solutions.