Marriages can end by the death of one of the partners but also by divorce. A divorce always needs the Judge’s permission. The procedure can be initiated at the request of one of the spouses or both. A request for divorce will be granted only if there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. In the relevant law the concept of irretrievable breakdown is not further elaborated. The judge will determine whether it is the case. Some situations covering it are: adultery, malicious desertion and serious injury or assault.

How can Schurman Advocaten help you?

Your lawyer will discuss the divorce situation with you and then start the procedure. You bring  your marriage certificate and the birth certificates of yourself, your spouse and your children.