05 July 2018

As civil law notaries, we are often involved in the highlights, but also in the lowpoints, of our clients' lives

12 April 2018

On January 1, 2018, a new matrimonial property act entered into force in the Netherlands.

27 December 2017

For most people, the purchase of a house is an important and exciting event. This is especially so for expats who find themselves buying a home in a country other than their own. Of course, finding the right house in the right place is a first priority - but once you have done that successfully; then what? What are the legal issues that you have to take into account?

11 September 2017

Many people who have found the love of their life want to formalize this bond. In the Netherlands, there are various options available for those who want do this; one of these is the registered partnership.

10 May 2017

Somewhere around the end of the year, when the days are getting shorter and it is cold and bleak outside, the time of gift-giving arrives. And some of us, feeling a bit melancholy about the passing of another year, find ourselves wondering how best to gift our wealth to our children, or to others, from a tax point of view.

20 July 2017

I am often asked whether it is really necessary to draw up a will. Isn’t everything already arranged in the law? And when it comes to international situations, don’t we have the European Inheritance Act?

06 April 2017

On Tuesday, 29 March 2017 the Dutch Senate adopted the legislative proposal ‘Limited Community of Property’ by a scant majority (38 in favour – 37 against!). A clear sign that not everyone is happy with the new act.

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