Registering the ending of a civil partnership in the civil registry in the Netherlands
Have you had your civil partnership ended by a lawyer or notary? Then they will register the final order (Akte ontbinding van geregistreerd partnerschap) with the civil registry (burgerlijke stand). Have you had your civil partnership ended by a court? Then the court will have the final order registered with the civil registry.
Ending a civil partnership outside of the courts
Your lawyer or notary sends the final order to the civil registry for registration. This is done within 3 months.
Ending a civil partnership by a judge in court
If a judge ends your civil partnership, registration with the civil registry follows within 6 months.
The final order should be registered with the registry office of the municipality where you formed your civil partnership. You must do this within 3 months if the final order is issued by a lawyer or notary, 6 months if issued by a court. Only then is your civil partnership legally ended.
Registering the ending of a civil partnership in the marital property register
Did you draw up a civil partnership agreement (partnerschapsvoorwaarden) when you formed your civil partnership? If so you can also register the final order in the marital property register (huwelijksgoederenregister) (in Dutch). You can do this at the district court (in Dutch) that issued the final order.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee: Registering the ending of a civil partnership in the civil registry
You can terminate a registered partnership through a lawyer or notary. Do you have minor children or do you disagree? Then you have to go to court. The lawyer or civil-law notary reports the termination to the municipality.
To end a registered partnership, you go to a civil-law notary or lawyer. In some cases you have to go to court with your lawyer. The registered partnership is only terminated after it has been registered in the registers of civil status.
A registered partnership also ends if:
- you have the registered partnership converted into a marriage
- 1 of them dies or is missing for a long time
The conditions for terminating a registered partnership through a notary or lawyer are:
- You have no children under the age of 18.
- You both want to end the registered partnership.
Do you have children under the age of 18? Or do you disagree about the termination of the partnership or about the arrangements? Then you have to go to court. You need a lawyer for this.
This is how you end a registered partnership via a notary or lawyer:
- You go to a notary or lawyer.
- You draw up an agreement together about the termination of the partnership.
- The notary or lawyer reports the agreement to the municipality.
- The agreement is registered by the municipality in the registers of civil status.
Do you have to have the registered partnership terminated through the courts? For the steps, see Rechtspraak.nl.
You can take or send the papwerwork to:
Registration of the ending of a civil partnership is free of charge.
The agreement (via notary or lawyer) must be registered with the registry office within 3 months. A court decision must be registered at the registry office within 6 months.
You can appeal against the decision of the court.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee
Koningin Julianaweg 45
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