Some laws and conventions surrounding Dutch family matters may be a little different to those in your home country. Whether you are planning a family, providing for your children or going through changes in your relationship, there are some words of wisdom for you on Xpat.nl.

If you are pregnant, our post on ‘Having a Baby in the Netherlands‘ will supply you with the relevant medical information, and help prepare you for the rather laissez-faire Dutch approach to perinatal care. As the big day looms you might want to make some arrangements about leaving the youngster provided for. Take a glance at our ‘Dutch Inheritance Law‘ section to learn about this.

If these articles are making you hear wedding bells, then read on about the laws and regulations pertaining to ‘getting married in the Netherlands‘. Alternatively, if you feel your marriage may have run its course, our section on ‘Divorce in the Netherlands‘ will take you through your options.

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