Joep Ertem

Deputy civil law notary

familie- & erfrecht


  • Professional notary training
  • Master’s degree in private law (University of Amsterdam)
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Notarial Law (Leiden University)

What is the best thing about working at Westport Notarissen?

Westport Notarissen is an ambitious and innovative office, that is both nationally and internationally oriented. This motivates me every day to try and achieve more and to serve my clients well.


What is the best thing about your job?

The topics I discuss with my client are often emotionally charged. Discussing what should happen after a death, a marriage or a possible divorce, both on a personal and financial level isn’t easy. I love seeing how grateful my clients are when I discuss their situation with them and come up with a solution or measures that prevent their problems.


What does your job entail?

I offer a wide variety of services on (international) personal and family law as well as inheritance and gift tax, such as advice on prenuptial agreements, cohabitation contracts, wills, estate planning and guidance in the transfer of assets to the next generation, both from the notarial as the tax perspective.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my time off I like to be with my family. I also try to maintain my knowledge of the languages I speak or to learn another language. If there is time left, I meet with friends.