Name changes

Every inhabitant of the Netherlands has a name, comprising of a first name and a surname. Everyone receives a surname at birth in the context of the arising of the official family tie. Which surname the child gets depends on the relationship…

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Spousal alimony

There are misunderstandings about the existence of Spousal alimony, for instance that a woman has no right to Spousal alimony if she has her own income and works fulltime. The starting points for the determining of Spousal alimony are much more complicated.…

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Child alimony

Partners who jointly have one or more children will have to reach agreements about the division of the costs of the children when they split up, for example in the form of child alimony. These agreements must be recorded in a parenting…

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Parenting plan

Since March 2009 the drawing up of a parenting plan in the event of separation has become obligatory for spouses and registered partners with minor children, regardless of whether there is joint parental authority. A divorce petition must contain a parenting plan.…

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Legal separation

A legal separation can be taken very literally; one lives separately, therefore table and bed are no longer shared. This form of separation is nowadays often chosen because of religious conviction. Another important consideration in opting for a legal separation is that…

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Divorce

If you decide to divorce, then various aspects will have to be discussed. It is important that the consequences of a divorce are properly dealt with. In the context of a divorce, the division of the community of property or the settlement of prenuptial agreement must…

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