Frequently Asked Questions
The first consult costs Naf. 300,- (incl. 6 % tax) for a half hour and payment is to be made in advance.
We do not work pro bono.
- Corporate Law
- Employment Law
- Estate Law
- Lease agreements
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
We do not assist with criminal cases.
We do not do divorce cases.
I’m not happy with my current lawyer. Could I switch lawyers and hire you instead? If so, what is the process to switch lawyers?
If you would like to switch lawyers, you will first have to settle any outstanding bills with him/her and then you can request your files from him/her. If you do not agree with the amount of the outstanding bill or are unable to retrieve your file, then you may request intervention from the Dean of the Curacao Bar Association. We can assist you in your request for intervention from the Dean.
I would like to start a lawsuit against a foreign company (U.S.A., Germany, the Netherlands). Do you do these kinds of cases?
We can assist you with a lawsuit against a foreign company, but will need to request assistance from a colleague abroad if the case requires litigation.
We can help you to collect your claim on third parties but only for amounts higher than Naf. 7.500,-.
If you would like to declare someone / a company bankrupt, you may want to make an appointment with one of our lawyers; as there are many questions that need to be answered before you can start the process to declare someone / a company bankrupt.
My tenant owes me 10 months of rent and I would like to evict the tenant from the premises. Can you help me with this? If yes, what is the process to do so?
We can help you with the collection of the rental debt as well as with the eviction of the tenant.
At the first appointment you will need to bring your lease agreement and a summary detailing the dates of payments and paid amounts. Furthermore, all the communication you have had with the tenant so far.
We also give advice and do our utmost to solve problems without having to go to a judge. The first consult costs Naf. 300,- (incl. 6 % tax) for a half hour and payment is to be made in advance.
After the first half hour the hourly rates of our lawyers are as follows:
Mr. Van de Laarschot: Naf. 590,- (incl. 6% additional fees and 6 % tax) per hour.
Mr. Bijkerk: Naf. 500,- (incl. 6% additional fees and 6 % tax) per hour.
We do not do naturalization cases.