marital property law in the eu

Marital property law in the European Union

When it comes to the settlement of marital property, in the case of divorce, death, inheritance and gifts, it is not uncommon for foreign law to apply. However, when it comes to marital property law in the European Union you might wonder which law applies.

Settlement of marital property

In the Legal Expat Desk practice, we often advise Dutch nationals living abroad who get a divorce in the Netherlands. We also advise foreigners – such as expats – living the Netherlands who are faced with Dutch divorce law.

Website marital property law

If you would like more information on matters concerning marital property law, this website might be helpful. It is especially useful for expats.

It is a mine of information on marital property law in all 28 EU states, in 21 different languages. If you have not made a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, you can look up the legal system that applies to the various states. There is also information on the implications for the spouses’ property in the event of divorce and death, how to deal with gifts and inheritances, how to choose an applicable law, and so on.

More information

If you have any questions, would like more information or if you need help, then please do not hesitate to contact us. Our (international) family law experts are happy to assist you.