Sandra (S.L.A.) Verburgt

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Sandra Verburgt has gained experience in family law for more than 20 years. Her work chiefly concerns the more complicated divorces, maintenance and property settlements with an international element. She also provides advice on international estate planning and prenuptial agreements. Sandra works with family lawyers from around the world.


Accurate, analytical and committed; that is Sandra’s way of working. 'I like to solve complex issues and to put these issues in order. I achieve good results because I am very accurate and precise. In addition, I am committed and focus 100% of my attention on my clients. I want to make the most of everything so that I can achieve the best possible outcome.'


In addition, Sandra enjoys travelling, which gives her an international perspective, and which is very useful in her international family law practice. 'I have an extensive, global network. I have colleagues around the world whom I can consult about specific issues.' In addition, she advises her foreign colleagues on Dutch family-law matters. Sandra is also engaged as an expert in foreign proceedings on a regular basis.

View the CV of Sandra


  • Collaborative Divorce Practitioner 2018
  • Specialist Mediation Course vFAS 2013
  • Specialist Accreditation Course vFAS 2007/2008
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2000

Professional associations

  • Dutch Association of Family Law Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS)
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • Dutch Association of Collaborative Professionals (VvCP)

Additional positions

  • President European Chapter International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)


Sandra is co-author of the chapter on private international law and maintenance law in the explanatory commentary 'SDU Commentaar Relatierecht' (SDU, April 2014) and the online equivalent of Dutch Legal Publisher SDU since 2012.

Furthermore she has written several publications in Dutch and English law journals:

  • Kluwer, (15 februari 2022), Valkuilen bij de internationaal huwelijksvermogensrechtelijke afwikkeling, TFO 2022/179.1, p. 27-37
  • UCERF-bundle, nr 12 2018, Schrama (red.) 'Brexit en de gevolgen voor het familierecht: Trekt de mist boven de Noordzee nog op?' p 63-86 (Dutch)
  • Guestblog Kingsley Napley (17 mei 2017) Brexit, Messy divorce or amicable settlement
  • 'Dossier Régime Matrimoniaux dans le monde (1re partie), Pays-Bas' in the French family-law magazine AJ Famille (Dalloz, December 2017, p. 633-636).
  • 'Dossier Divorce dans le monde (1re partie), Pays Bas' in the French family-law magazine AJ Famille (Dalloz, November 2015, p. 596-597)
  • 'Bevoegdheid, erkenning en tenuitvoerlegging onder Alimentatieverordening 4/2009 in the Dutch family-'law Magazine 'Relatierecht en Praktijk' (SDU, November 2012).
  • • 'Marital Agreements: International lawyers neglect jurisdictional developments at their peril' in international family law (Jordans, September 2011)
  • • 'Double Dutch? – The relevance of Hague Conventions to Marital Contracts and Maintenance' in international family law (Jordans, June 2010)

Sandra is also a member of the editorial board of the IAML Online News, in whose e-journal she writes on a frequent basis.


Sandra has served on the Co-ordination Team of DM Academy, dealing with the operational control of DM Academy, the Training Establishment of Delissen Martens, certified by the Dutch Bar Organisation since 1 January 2014. Sandra is also a trainer at DM Academy.

Furthermore, she frequently lectures during conferences and symposia.

  • IAFL Family Law Symposium, Tokyo 'Enforcement of Japanese divorce custody and child support orders abroad' (May 2018)
  • IAFL Open Conference on International Family Law, New York (April 2018)
  • The twelfth UCERF Symosium 'Current developments in family law' (22 March 2018)
  • • IAFL International Family Law Conference (April 2017), where she took part in a panel on 'Common Law & Civil Law' and delivered a lecture on 'International Financial Support Issues'.
  • IAFL European Chapter Meeting (March 2017) in Lisbon, where she participated in a panel on 'Maintenance methodology and formulas in the 21st century – is the role of the lawyer now redundant?'
  • IAFL European Chapter Meeting (May 2016) in Amsterdam and The Hague (Conference Chair)
  • IAFL International Family Law Conference (April 2016), where she participated in a panel on 'Common Law & Civil Law' and lectured on 'International Financial Support Issues'.
  • IAFL USA Chapter Meeting (February 2016) in Los Angeles, where she participated in a panel on 'Surrogacy – What you don’t know, you must learn!'.
  • IAML symposium 'Introduction to European Family Law' (November 2015) Berlin, where she lectured on 'Are you being served?'.
  • IAML Surrogacy Symposium (May 2015) London, where she lectured on the latest developments on 'surrogacy in The Netherlands'.
  • IAML Annual Meeting 2014 in (September 2014) in Budapest, where she participated in a panel on 'same sex marriage around the world'.
  • IAML European Family Law Conference 'Families around borders' (June 2014) in Budapest, where she lectured on 'Financial aspects of breakdown of marriage and cohabitation'.
  • IAML European Chapter Meeting 2013 (May 2013) in Salzburg, where she participated in a panel on matrimonial property regimes in Europe. 
  • IAML European Chapter Meeting 2012 (April 2012) in Elounda, Crete (Greece), where she lectured together with English Family Law barrister Tim Amos QC on 'EU Maintenance Regulation: Minotaur or Magnifique?' and 'Marge and the Maintenance Regulation'. 


English, Dutch


Clients about Sandra


Working with Sandra has been a pleasure. She dealt with the matter quickly and clearly.

Great service – very efficient and thorough.

I always find working with Sandra a delight. She is thoughtful, responsive, client focused and clear in her analysis and advice.

We had the best experience working with Advocaat Sandra Verburgt and her team/peers of experts and administrators.