Your maintenance payments in The Netherlands will automatically increase by 6.2 % on the 1st of January 2024.Read more
A parent with sole custody traditionally has the right to decide all matters regarding their child without needing permission from the other parent. This includes moving abroad with the child if the parent so wishes. However, in recent years the rights of the other parent, usually fathers, are increasingly beingRead more
Calculating spousal maintenance is notoriously difficult in The Netherlands. The working group that devises the maintenance regulations has been searching for ways to simplify the calculation for many years. The latest spousal maintenance changes for 2023 could now have a major effect on the amount of maintenance owed.
As of January 1st, 2023 any parent that is officially registered on a child’s birth certificate will have automatic parental custody of the child in The Netherlands. Up until now unmarried parents had to register custody arrangements separately with the courts after the birth. This needed the cooperation of theRead more
Every year, the Dutch government indexes all maintenance/ alimony obligations in line with inflation. The government has just announced that the maintenance indexation for 2023 will be 3.4 %.
It has to be one of the most contentious parenting disputes after a divorce. How do you introduce or act towards a new partner that will be a part of your child’s family from now on? This article discusses some do’s and don’ts regarding new partners in order to avoidRead more
Joint parental custody means that both parents need to agree on a school for their child. Choosing a school can be problematic, not just in divorce situations. Dutch law permits parents to request the family court to resolve any disputes that may occur. This article explains how the courts generallyRead more
In The Netherlands, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are exclusively drawn up by a notary public. In Dutch, the correct term is notaris. Surprisingly to most foreigners, a notaris is not a lawyer or solicitor. Notaries form a separate profession with its own rules and regulations. This means that hiring a lawyer isRead more
The Dutch government has announced that all maintenance/ alimony obligations will be indexed by 1.9 % as per the 1st of January 2022. The indexation percentage is linked to inflation and announced at the end of November of each year.
Child maintenance is usually owed until the age of 21 in The Netherlands. However, a child legally reaches majority at 18. Who is therefore responsible for requesting maintenance for young adults once they reach the age of 18?