Wednesday 15 July 2020

Looking for some legal advice? Here’s five subjects which might help


Looking to get divorced, solve problems at work, divide an inheritance, appoint a guardian for your child or deal with defects in your house? Here’s a round-up of what you need to know, courtesy of law firm GMW.

Who will take care of your child when you’re gone?
Historically, if you wanted to designate a guardian for your child in case something should happen to you, it had to be done by will. Today, a new option is available which makes this process cheaper and easier: appointing a guardian via the parental authority register. Read on

Inheritance law for expats in the Netherlands: key considerations
Inheritance is fundamentally a difficult subject to think about, but as an expat with family in other countries, it can be even harder as you have to deal with contradictory and confusing international laws during a difficult time. Read on

Changing employment conditions? Here’s what you should know
When an employer and employee sign an employment contract, both are bound by this contract, including the terms and conditions of employment. So what happens when an employer wants to change the employment conditions that were agreed? Read on

How to get divorced in the Netherlands
The world is global, and so are today’s marriages. When it comes to getting divorced this can make it complicated. But even if you are not Dutch and if you got married in another country, you may be able to divorce here. Read on

So you bought a house with defects. What now?
It is your worst-case scenario: you bought a property in the Netherlands – but after you signed the purchase agreement, you discovered there are defects. What can you do? What are your rights? Read on

GMW lawyers has a team of multiple experts under one roof who can assist you in English. For advice, mediation or litigation, please contact us to discuss your needs.

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