Marjet Groenleer

Marjet Groenleer

Marjet Groenleer has been active in family law for more than 15 years. Her focus is on (international) divorces, in particular the financial aspects thereof. She is a member of the Association of Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS) and is a deputy judge at the Courts of Appeal Amsterdam, family law section.

Marjet is committed and driven, both towards her clients as well as in her field of expertise. She publishes regularly in professional journals and keeps you informed of the various complex aspects of international divorces with her weblogs. Marjet advises on alimony, settlement of prenuptial agreements or the division of the community property. She assists many entrepreneurs with their financially complex divorces. In addition she handles child abduction and relocation cases. In the past few years her case load has become increasingly more international. She assists many expats with their divorce. This refers to both non-Dutch residents in The Netherlands as well as to Dutch nationals living abroad. Marjet specialises in finalising financially complex matters with different jurisdictions.

Marjet recently contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide – Family Law 2021 (Netherlands)

Netherlands Bar – register of legal practice areas

Marjet Groenleer has registered the following legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Family law

This registration obliges her to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Curriculum Vitae

Lawyer/associate partner

Family law
Divorce law

Lawyer family law at GMW lawyers
Deputy judge at the Courts of Appeal Amsterdam, family law section
Teacher international private law, Leiden University
Lawyer family law at RWV Advocaten Leiden
Judicial Clerk Courts of Appeal The Hague, family law section
Dutch law and notarial law, Leiden University
Training divorce mediator (BOS)
Legal training vFAS

Association of Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS)
Association for International Child Abduction Lawyers
International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)

Secondary activities
Deputy Judge at the Court of Appeals in Amsterdam, section family law
Publisher at the Telegraaf
Editor at knowledgebase Split-online
Annotator for 8 years at the magazine Juristiction Family Law (RFR)
Member commission alimony allowance at vFAS


  • The scope of the Report Alimony allowances, part I (costs of children) and II (financial capacity and needs), Divorce Bulletin (EB)
  • Chronicle International Family Law, Magazine for Family and Juvenile Justice (FJR)
  • The exclusion clause from an international perspective, Magazine for Relationship law and Practice (REP)
  • Contribution “Compendium Cohabitation” SDU May 2013
  • The scope of the Trema report, (EB)
  • Various contributions to publications in English trade journals (Family law Journal, Lawyer Monthly Magazine and Jordan’s International Family Law Magazine)
  • Duration of preliminary measures (EB)
  • An analysis of ‘habitual residence’ (EB)
  • Further elaborations on Bol’s calculating method (EB)
  • Penetrating a divorce agreement (EB)
  • Manual for relocating with children after a divorce (EB)
  • The natural obligation in matrimonial property law (EB)
  • The effects of the lapse of time on needs (EB)
  • The community aspects of the Companies Formally Registered Abroad Act, Dutch magazine for international private law (NIPR)

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