Complete the preliminary divorce form to proceed with an online divorce. You will need to provide some information regarding joint living space, kids and dividing goods.
You will receive a confirmation receipt of the completed form in writing, along with the invoice. You can choose to receive both by mail or email.
After settlement of the invoice and receipt of all required documents (see below) we will draw up the draft divorce requests. We will usually be able to send them to you the same or next day.
There must be no error in the identity of the parties. For this reason, we request that you visit our offices once to show proof of identity or let your identities be verified by a notary. This means that the divorce request cannot be submitted without both partners being aware of it.
The divorce petition will be sent to the District Court in Amsterdam by application. In this application, I ask as a lawyer, and on your behalf, that the court grants the divorce and confirms (where possible) what you agreed as the consequences of the divorce. From the moment the petition is submitted to the court, it will take approximately three to four weeks before the Amsterdam Court grant the divorce. As it is a joint application of a draft agreement, an oral hearing is not necessary.
You will receive a copy of the judgement as well as a waiver of appeal, which you will need to sign. The signed waiver states that you will not appeal the judgement. This means that it is not necessary to wait until the end of the three-month appeal period. I will then send the judgement and the waiver of appeal to the register of births, deaths and marriages in the town where you were married, so the divorce can be recorded in the register of marriages. This will take between a few days and a week.
For overseas marriages, where the divorce needs to be registered in The Hague, it can take up to four weeks before confirmation is received from the town registrar. This means that the entire process can be completed within four to five weeks. You are not officially divorced until the divorce is registered. Of course, we will send you a copy of the record.