Indexation for maintenance obligations 2018

Indexation for maintenance obligations 2018

The Dutch government has announced that maintenance/ alimony obligations will be indexed by 1.5 % as per the first of January 2018. Both child maintenance and partner/ spousal maintenance are automatically indexed by law on a yearly basis unless otherwise agreed between parties or decreed by a judge.

The percentages for the last five years:

  • 2013: 1.7 %
  • 2014: 0.8 %
  • 2015: 0.8 %
  • 2016: 1.3 %
  • 2017: 2.1 %

If your income has not risen with inflation or you have suffered a decrease in income, there may be grounds for adjustment of your maintenance obligations in The Netherlands. Our expatriate desk would be happy to review your financial situation and advise you as to your possibilities.

For further information, please contact Maria Bowmer at our expatriate desk. 

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