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Expatica’s I Am Not A Tourist Fair 2017 The event takes place at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on October 8, 2017 from 10:00 - 17:00. Read More
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Recognising Foreign Spousal Maintence Decisions
Marjet van Yperen - Groenleer

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?
Marjet van Yperen - Groenleer

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?
Marjet van Yperen - Groenleer

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 […]