The practice of Pauline Montanus focuses mainly on complex divorce and divorce-related cases involving children in need, international aspects (including child abduction) or where child protection measures are concerned. Since her studies she has had a special interest in the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and she tries to use the provisions of this convention in cases where children are involved.
My work is characterized by thoroughness and care. At first I will always try to reach an agreement in mutual consultation with the parties and their counsel. If this is not successful, I will seek the best possible result for my client in legal proceedings.
Besides being a lawyer I have taught juvenile and family law for more than ten years. Teaching ensures that I am and always have to be up to date in regard to knowledge. I also regularly teach juvenile and family law to other lawyers for various PAO (post-graduate continuing university education) institutes.
I am on the editorial board of several case law journals and regularly publish articles in (legal) professional journals and/or volumes myself.
|Lawyer since:||February 2005|
|Additional positions:||- lecturer Juvenile- and Family law University of Amsterdam
- member editorial staff JPF (case law of the law of persons and family law)
- member editorial staff JIP (Juvenile Law in Practice)
- chairperson advisory committee family- and child law at the Dutch Bar Association
- secretary board Association of Family and Juvenile Law
- boardmember Centre for Children’s Rights Amsterdam
- chairperson of the Audit Committee on Sexual Harassment of NOC*NSF