Registering a divorce in the civil registry in the Netherlands
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.
Registering the final order in the marital property register
Did you draw up huwelijkse voorwaarden (a prenuptial agreement)? Then you can register the agreement in the marital property register (huwelijksgoederenregister)(in Dutch). Do this at the court that issued the final order.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee: Registering a divorce in the civil registry
You apply for a divorce from the court. After that, your lawyer, yourself or your former partner will report the divorce to the municipality where you got married.
You must go to court to apply for a divorce. You need a lawyer for this. As soon as the municipality registers the divorce in the registry office, the divorce is official.
How to report a divorce:
- You apply for a divorce from the court. You need a lawyer for this.
- Your lawyer sends the court's decision to the municipality. You can also report this yourself to the municipality. Your former partner may also do this. You do this at the municipality where you were married.
- You send the following documents to the municipality:
- a written request for registration in the register of civil status
- proof of the court's decision (the decision)
- proof that you are not appealing against the judge's decision (the deeds of resignation)
You must report this within 6 months of the court's final decision.
There is no fee for registering your divorce with the municipality. Do you need proof of your divorce? If so, an official copy of or excerpt from the divorce decree costs: € XXX
You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality [contactgegevens].
Once the municipality has received the documents, it will register the divorce as soon as possible. The divorce becomes official as soon as the municipality registers it in the civil registry.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee
Koningin Julianaweg 45
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