New Member – Babette Smeets joins as the Family Law Expert in Chile

Leaders in Law, the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Babette Smeets as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Family Law expert in Chile.

Babette Smeets studied Law at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, specialising in Private Law, Family Law and Inheritance Law. She received an LL.M degree in International Law – Trade, Investments and Arbitration from the University of Chile in Santiago de Chile and the Ruprecht Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany (2011).

Her special interest in Private and Family Law, and her awareness of a growing need for support and specialised legal advice in the field of family matters –particularly in a global context– led her to focus on this area of expertise. Her multicultural experience and outlook allow her to understand the particular concerns of people from different cultures. Moreover, Babette’s legal experience is not limited to Family Law, so she has a unique understanding of the wider issues associated to family matters.

Babette Smeets is a recognized leader in international succession Law and unclaimed property law and can assist heirs with the legal inheritance and probate process in Chile.  A deceased could also have left assets in Europe, the United States, or elsewhere. She has helped clients with the recognition of their right to inherit and international claims. She also has helped locate heirs and recover assets classified as unclaimed estates in Europe and the United States. Working in a global team provides her the legal ability to handle international claims and get results in even the most complex circumstances.

Firm Description:

SMEETS Family Lawyers provides high quality legal advice and services in the field of Chilean and cross-border family issues. We are dedicated to looking after your personal interests.

We provide legal advice on Chilean and cross-border family matters, such as legalising a foreign marriage, prenuptial agreements, divorces, mediation, alimony, registered partnerships, legal issues involving children (child custody and abduction; the Hague Convention), adoption, inheritances, immigration, relocation or settlement in Chile (we can also assist you with the legal process of buying and selling property in Chile), and others.

We provide our advice and services based on your particular circumstances: quickly, efficiently and effectively with absolute discretion and reliability. If necessary and if you desire it, we can consult and work with law and tax firms (or attorneys), including from abroad.