Has a judge has agreed to your divorce (echtscheiding)? Then you and your partner will be sent a copy of the final order (echtscheidingsbeschikking). When does your divorce become final? Once you have registered the final order in the municipality’s civil registry (burgerlijke stand van de gemeente).
You can register the final order in the Register of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships (burgerlijke stand van de gemeente). Do this at the municipality where you were married. This must be done within 6 months of the court ruling. When you have done this you are legally divorced.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Registering a divorce in the civil registry in the Netherlands
If you no longer want to be together with your partner, file for divorce. You can arrange a divorce with a lawyer at the court. You or your lawyer then report this to the municipality where you were married. You can read about applying for a divorce on the government website (in Dutch).
Contact details are not yet available for your municipality.
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