Amsterdam Lawyer Dutch Divorce Law
Our experienced lawyers Divorce Law and Family Law in Amsterdam can give you legal advice about your situation and can walk you through the divorce process and every step of the way. We represent your case during your divorce.
Divorce in The Netherlands
A divorce will have far reaching consequences for you with regard to your finances, your living arrangements, and, if applicable, especially with regard to your children.
- parenting plan,
- child maintenance.
Divorce proceedings may unfold in several ways.
Petition for divorce
Our Amsterdam lawyers Divorce Law and Family Law can file a petition for divorce on behalf of one spouse in the event of a unilateral petition for divorce. Several additional measures might be required, besides the divorce, such as alimony, arrangements concerning parental access and the division of property. Your partner’s lawyer might submit a written defence. Verbal discussions follow next, and a verdict is generally reached afterwards.
It is still possible for the parties to come to an agreement at any stage during the proceedings. The court may, on request of our lawyers Divorce and Family Law, make provisions for during the divorce proceedings, for matters such as: who will be permitted to stay in the marital residence, who will be assigned provisional custody of the children, should alimony be paid?
Joint petition for divorce
Our lawyers Divorce Law in Amsterdam can also file a joint petition for divorce, if both partners opt for divorce together, and one lawyer is used.
This is only possible if the spouses are in full agreement.
Our Dutch lawyer Family Law subsequently draft a memorandum of understanding, which includes everything that was agreed on, like:
- spousal maintenance,
- division of property,
- division of pension.
The memorandum of understanding may form part of the divorce order.
Divorce and mediation in Amsterdam
Our lawyer/divorce mediator Divorce Law can assist parties in working out a comprehensive arrangement with regard to the consequences of a divorce. This arrangement can be laid down in a divorce agreement and/or filed with the court. Our mediator is member of the Dutch Association of Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS).
Please contact one of our lawyers Family Law.