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.
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 %.
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?
Expatriates regularly move around the world for their job and often receive additional allowances for this. Allowances are meant to compensate for differences in the cost of living in another country, costs of relocation, costs of education or loss of income by a partner due to relocation. But, if theRead more
In the Netherlands, maintenance paid by one ex-spouse to the other is tax deductible. Any tax deduction also forms an integral part of maintenance calculations. However, from 2020 onwards the tax deduction for spousal maintenance will be incrementally reduced. This may impact negatively on an ex- spouses ability to payRead more
On the 21st of May, the upper chamber of the Dutch parliament approved sweeping changes to Dutch spousal alimony law. So, what’s new?
Traditionally the answer to this question would be no, alimony is not equivalent to paying admittance to your children, but a contribution to their education and upbringing. However, many divorced parents find it very unfair having to pay monthly maintenance if there is no access to the child or theRead more