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The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.This web site presents general information about our firm. It is not intended, and you should not consider it, as legal advice. Merely contacting us by telephone, letter or e-mail will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. You should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship is established.Note: If you are responding to a collection letter or legal process: pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are hereby advised that The Belle Law Firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.


The Federal Trade Commission requires attorneys comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. In the course of providing clients with advice and legal services related to estate planning, tax, real estate, and business organizations, we often receive significant personal financial information from our clients. If you are a client of The Belle Law Firm, you should know that all information we receive from you is held in strict confidence, and is not released to anyone outside the firm except as necessary and customary to carry out our representation of you, or otherwise as you have agreed or as required by law.


The Belle Law Firm abides by the statutory rules and protections of the Belgian Judicial Code, notably in respect of professional secrecy and independence, and the cumulated application of the ethical rules of the Bars of Brussels and Antwerp. Upon any file opening, The Belle Law Firm applies a strict verification of existing or potential conflicts of interests, through its File Management Software identifying conflicts and by internal general announcement of all file openings to identify potential sources of conflicts.Confidential information is subject to state-of-the-art protection via firewall, encryption, secured internet access, secured archives and file localization, and restricted internal access to confidential information. The Belle Law Firm’s staff members are obviously bound to strict confidentiality by law and by contract.