Prenuptial Agreements In Netherlands


In the Netherlands, the parties may enter into a prenuptial agreement at the time of concluding their marriage (or,and during the marriage itself but in the latter case, the approval of the courts is required. They can thereby choose between one of three models described in the code, or regulate their property relations, with some limitations, as they wish. The prenuptial agreement has to take the form of a notarial deed and to be entered in a matrimonial property register. See Antokolskaia & Boele-Woelki, "Dutch Family Law in the 21st Century: Trend-Setting and Straggling behind at the Same Time," vol 6.4 Electronic Journal Of Comparative Law (Dec. 2002). The Netherlands is a party to the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property Regimes, which specifically authorizes prenuptial agreements.

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