Living Together

Your life, your choices

Society changes, every day. So does the way people shape their relationships. This can be done in different ways.

This is how we know:

  • living together
  • marry
  • registered partnership

Every choice made carries consequences, including legal ones. Partners are far from always aware of the consequences of their choices. As long as the relationship is good, there is usually no problem. Problems usually only emerge when the relationship is not doing as well as it should or has already ended.

Therefore, be well informed about the consequences of your choice.

We are happy to help you with that.



Are you moving in together or already living together? Of course, you can live together without arranging anything.

If you don't arrange anything, then the law applies. The law just doesn't regulate much for cohabitants. 

Therefore, choose to conduct your business well properly. We are happy to help you with that.

Do you have wedding plans? Or are you already married or registered as a partner?

The law governing the rules of marriage or registered partnership changed on Jan. 1, 2018. Those who marry without first making prenuptial agreements are marrying in the legal limited community of property. 

So you don't automatically have prenuptial agreements. That is a big misunderstanding. If you want to protect each other (and therefore your family) against debts that arise during your marriage, then you must have a prenuptial agreement. Keep in mind that it is absolutely not only an entrepreneur who incurs debts during the marriage. 

living will

Have you ever thought about what happens if you can no longer manage your own affairs? What happens if illness or accident leaves you unable to manage important matters?

If you do not record anything and you unexpectedly become incapacitated, the judge will appoint an administrator, mentor or curator.

Would you like to remain in control yourself and want someone close to you to take on this task? Then it is wise to have a living will drawn up.


Almost everyone knows the saying "it is better to give than to receive." Giving something to another person is always nice.

You may have all kinds of reasons for making a donation, gift or endowment. Often donations are made for tax reasons.

We can help you make a responsible one-time donation or draw up a donation plan. In doing so, we look at the consequences for your financial position, of course, but also at any gift and/or inheritance tax and income tax liability.


In the Netherlands, if a person is still a minor - that is, this person has not yet reached the age of 18 - that person is under custody. Generally, the parents exercise authority over a minor. If a person other than the parent(s) exercises custody, it is called guardianship.

If parents are married to each other or entered into a registered partnership, they would automatically have custody of a child that is born. However, the father must acknowledge the child to do so. Women who are married to each other or in a registered partnership also automatically have custody of their children. This does not apply to men.

Having custody of children entails rights and duties for the parent(s). This applies to parental custody, joint custody (for example, a parent with a non-parent) and joint custody (if the child no longer has parents). If someone has custody of a minor, this person is responsible for the care and upbringing of the minor.

Want more information or have questions? If so, please contact us.

We are happy to help.