Divorce in 10 steps

Divorce in 10 steps

It is difficult to decide whether to get a divorce. Once you have decided that this is the only solution, the process really begins. A lot of things need to be arranged and it will also be an emotionally difficult period. To help you on your way, we will give […]

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Obligations of the landlord

A rental agreement has various aspects. An important aspect of this is the landlord and the obligations he has towards the tenant. The starting point with regard to the obligations of the landlord is “the enjoyment that the tenant may expect based on the rental agreement”. After all, the obligations […]

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Director’s conflict of interest

Directors of a company should at all times be guided by the interest of the company. What if directors have to make decisions that involve their own personal interests? What interest prevails and what is a director expected to do in such a situation? When is there a conflict of […]

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Retention of title

Ownership is the most comprehensive right a person can have in a good, according to the Civil Code. First of all, that means that others must respect that person’s ownership. As a result of this right, it is up to the owner to determine what happens to his goods. For […]

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Protecting Trade Secrets: What Should You Know?

The Trade Secrets Act (Wbb) has applied in the Netherlands since 2018. This Act implements the European Directive on the harmonization of the rules on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information. The aim of the introduction of the European Directive is to prevent the rule fragmentation in all […]

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International surrogacy

In practice, intended parents increasingly choose to start a surrogacy programme abroad. They may have various reasons for this, all of which are linked to the precarious position of the intended parents under Dutch law. These are briefly discussed below. In this article we explain that the possibilities abroad can […]

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Surrogacy in the Netherlands

Pregnancy, unfortunately, is not a matter of course for every parent with a desire to have children. In addition to the possibility of adoption, surrogacy could be an option for an intended parent. At the moment, surrogacy is not regulated by law in the Netherlands, which makes the legal status […]

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Parental authority

When a child is born, the mother of the child automatically has parental authority over the child. Except in cases where the mother herself is still a minor at that time. If the mother is married to her partner or has a registered partnership during the birth of the child, […]

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Bill on Modernization of Partnerships

To this day, the Netherlands has three legal forms of partnerships: the partnership, the general partnership (VOF) and the limited partnership (CV). They are mainly used in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the agricultural sector and the service sector. All three forms of partnerships are based on a regulation dating […]

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Act of resignation

Act of resignation

Divorce involves a lot. The divorce proceedings consist of a number of steps. Which steps have to be taken depends on whether you have children and whether you have agreed in advance on a settlement with your future ex-partner. In general, the following standard procedure should be followed. First of […]

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Refusal of work

Refusal of work

It is very annoying if your instructions are not followed by your employee. For example, the one employee on whom you cannot count on to appear on the work floor around the weekend or the one who thinks that your neat dress code does not apply to him or her. […]

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Alimony

Alimony

What is alimony? In the Netherlands alimony is a financial contribution to the cost of living of your former partner and children after a divorce. It is an amount that you receive or have to pay monthly. If you don’t have enough income to live on, you can get alimony. […]

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An inquiry procedure at the Enterprise Chamber

An inquiry procedure at the Enterprise Chamber

If disputes have arisen within your company that cannot be resolved internally, a procedure before the Enterprise Chamber may be a suitable means of resolving them. Such a procedure is called a survey procedure. In this procedure, the Enterprise Chamber is asked to investigate the policy and course of affairs […]

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Dismissal during probationary period

Dismissal during probationary period

During a probationary period, employer and employee can get to know each other. The employee can see if the work and company are to his or her liking, while the employer can see if the employee is suitable for the job. Unfortunately, this can lead to dismissal for the employee. […]

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Termination and notice periods

Termination and notice periods

Do you want to get rid of an agreement? That is not always possible right away. Of course, it is important whether there is a written agreement and whether agreements have been made about a notice period. Sometimes a statutory notice period applies to the agreement, while you yourself have […]

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International divorces

International divorces

It used to be customary to marry someone of the same nationality or of the same origin. Nowadays, marriages between people of different nationalities are becoming more common. Unfortunately, 40% of marriages in the Netherlands end in divorce. How does this work if one lives in a country other than […]

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Parenting plan in the case of divorce

Parenting plan in the case of divorce

If you have minor children and you get divorced, agreements must be made about the children. The mutual agreements will be laid down in writing in an agreement. This agreement is known as the parenting plan. The parenting plan is an excellent basis for getting a good divorce. Is a […]

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Fight divorces

Fight divorces

A fight divorce is an unpleasant event that involves a lot of emotions. In this period it is important that a number of things are properly arranged and therefore it is important to call in the right help. Unfortunately, it often happens in practice that the future ex-partners are unable […]

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What is a criminal record?

What is a criminal record?

Have you broken the corona rules and been fined? Then, until recently, you ran the risk of having a criminal record. The corona fines continue to exist, but there is no longer a note on the criminal record. Why have criminal records been such a thorn in the side of […]

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Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal is one of the most far-reaching measures in employment law that has far-reaching consequences for the employee. That is why you as an employer, unlike the employee, cannot simply call it quits. Do you intend to fire your employee? In that case, you must bear in mind certain conditions […]

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Damages claim: what do you need to know?

Damages claim: what do you need to know?

The basic principle applies in Dutch compensation law: everyone bears his own damage. In some cases, simply no one is liable. Think, for example, of damage as a result of hailstorms. Was your damage caused by someone? In that case, it may only be possible to compensate the damage if […]

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Resignation

Resignation

Under certain circumstances, termination of the employment contract, or resignation, is desirable. This may be the case if both parties envisage resignation and conclude a termination agreement in this regard. You can read more about the termination by mutual consent and the termination agreement on our site: Dismissal.site. In addition, […]

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Tequila Conflict

Tequila Conflict

A well-known lawsuit of 2019 [1]: The Mexican regulatory body CRT (Consejo Regulador de Tequila) had started a lawsuit against Heineken which mentioned the word Tequila on its Desperados bottles. Desperados belongs to Heineken’s select group of international brands and according to the brewer, is a “tequila flavoured beer”. Desperados […]

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Immediate dismissal

Immediate dismissal

Both employees and employers can come into contact with dismissal in various ways. Do you choose it yourself or not? And under what circumstances? One of the most drastic ways is immediate dismissal. Is that the case? Then the employment contract between the employee and the employer will end instantly. […]

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Alimony and recalculation

Alimony and recalculation

Financial agreements are part of the divorce. One of the agreements usually concerns partner or child alimony: contribution to the cost of living for the child or ex-partner. When the ex-partners jointly or one of them files for divorce, an alimony calculation is included. The law does not contain any […]

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Copyright on photos

Copyright on photos

Everyone takes pictures almost every day. But hardly anyone pays attention to the fact that an intellectual property right in the form of copyright comes to rest on every photo taken. What is a copyright? And what about, for example, copyright and social media? After all, nowadays the number of […]

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