Recognising Foreign Spousal Maintence Decisions
7 March 2018
What if a court in America or Switzerland or elsewhere has made a ruling on spousal maintenance and you want to invoke it to claim against their assets in the Netherlands? Recognition of foreign maintenance decisions There are currently few treaties in force that give recognition to foreign courts’ decisions on maintenance. No arrangements have […]
Will you have to foot the bill for your ex-partner’s legal costs when you divorce?
28 February 2018
Most Dutch marriages are still based on community of property. But who pays the lawyers’ costs in the event of a divorce? Does this come under the marital estate or do the spouses pay their own costs? Community of matrimonial property If community of property applies to your marriage, all your assets and debts as […]
When does Dutch law apply to divorce?
21 February 2018
Although Dutch divorce law stipulates rules about pensions, for internationals in the Netherlands going through a divorce, it may very well be that a different law is applied to the question of spousal maintenance from the law applied to the matrimonial property. In order to determine which law should be applied in respect of maintenance we […]