Franssen Advocaten is a law firm in Amsterdam specializing exclusively in the fields of immigration law and family law. We provide personalized assistance, keeping our client's interests top priority in all legal proceedings. We are enthusiastic about our work and have the necessary expertise to best represent your interests. This includes discussing possible alternatives and in some cases, consultation with the other party in order to reach a satisfactory solution for our client.
We offer legal representation and consultation on all immigration law matters, including residence permits, work visas, and the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty visa. We provide legal assistance when bringing a foreign partner or family members from abroad, and we can also help with international divorce, alimony and the settlement of shared property. We excel in international family law procedures such as international adoption, visitation rights, custody and paternity.
Our family lawyer, Peggy Franssen, wrote an article about things to keep in mind when getting a divorce as an expat in the Netherlands, such as: rules concerning your residence permit, rules concerning parental authority, rules concerning relocation, the registration of your foreign marriage [...]
In August 2016, the district court of Amsterdam handed down a decision ordering the IND (the Dutch immigration authority) to issue a new residence permit card to a non-EU citizen that expressly notes that she is allowed to work in self-employment; she lives in the Netherlands as the spouse of[...]