Saturday 16 January 2021

Looking for legal advice? Divorce, jobs and tenancy rights

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Has your job been affected by coronavirus? Has working at home driven you and your partner into divorce proceedings? And what are your rights as a tenant? Here’s a round-up of what you need to know, courtesy of GMW lawyers.

Losing your job during the coronavirus pandemic: what to do
There’s not much worse than facing dismissal, except perhaps for losing your job now in the current crisis. Companies are failing, jobs are scarcer, and just getting to an interview is more complicated.

As an expat, the threat to residence makes this an even bigger issue. So, if the worst happens, this article covers what you need to know about your legal rights and options.

Settlement agreements and your rights – what you need to know
As more and more companies move towards reorganisations and redundancies, voluntary departure programmes and settlement agreements are becoming a common topic of conversation.

So what should you do if you are offered a settlement agreement? Is it worthwhile accepting, and what are the consequences? This article outlines the essential things you should take into consideration.

Know your rights, tenancy agreements
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, Dutch law applies to renting accommodation. Once a tenancy agreement is signed, it is legally binding, so it’s important to understand what type of contract it is, and what that means for your rights when it comes to terminating the lease.

This article outlines the different Dutch tenancy agreements, their respective notice periods and termination rights.

Divorce in the Netherlands: When can you claim partner alimony?
Divorce and partner alimony are two topics that often come up at the same time. When you divorce, the consideration must be made whether one of the partners is entitled to maintenance. This contribution is known as partner alimony (or partner maintenance). This article explains the main points of Dutch divorce law.

Here are five more subjects that 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 GMW lawyers.

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