Notary Boekhoudt speaks about family law

POSTED: 06/28/16 7:43 PM

St. Maarten News – Notary Meredith Boekhoudt is the keynote speaker at the second lecture in the series the Law Matters to You on July 5 at the university on Pond Island. She will be speaking on the topic of wills, estate planning, and family law. The lecture begins at 7 p.m.

Boekhoudt has been a civil law notary on Sint Maarten since 2006. At the time of her appointment, she had worked as a candidate-notary on Sint Maarten and before that in the Netherlands, each time for a period of four years.

As civil law notary, and previously as candidate-notary, she has assisted many persons with the drafting and execution of their last wills and testaments, and in general with any matters of estate planning.

Boekhoudt holds a Master’s Degree in notarial law from the Leiden University in the Netherlands. She additionally obtained her certificate “professional education” provided by the “Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat” in the Netherlands, and has followed several courses on the topic of family law with the emphasize on inheritance law. Only a few weeks ago she attended a four day course on the New Inheritance Law given by Prof. Dr. G. van der Burght.

She believes that providing information to the public by means of presentations on the topic of inheritance, and family law in general is very important, and she has therefore given different presentations over the years upon requests from amongst others service clubs, churches, and other associations.

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