The Hague - Termination of unmarried partnership

Termination of unmarried partnership

You can terminate an unmarried partnership through the court or through an agreement at a notary.

Terminate an unmarried partnership

You can terminate your partnership in 2 ways:

Through a court ruling:

  • When only 1 of the partners wants to terminate the partnership.
  • When the partners have custody of 1 or more (underage) children. Joint custody is not required.

Through a ‘termination agreement’ at a lawyer or attorney:

  • When both partners want to terminate the partnership.

How does the termination of unmarried partnership work?

Through a court ruling:

  1. You go to a lawyer or attorney.
  2. Is the ruling irrevocable? Then you or your lawyer must request the municipality to register the ruling within 6 months.
Please note: after this period you can no longer register the ruling and it will expire.

Through a ‘termination agreement’:

  1. You have a lawyer or notary draw up a termination agreement.
  2. The lawyer or notary draws up a statement that a termination agreement has been made.
  3. You or your lawyer or notary must request the municipality to register the agreement. This must be done within 3 months after the agreement has been made. After this period you can no longer register the document and it expires.

Your partnership is officially terminated when:

  • the legal ruling has been registered at the Registry Office. It can only be registered after the ruling has become irrevocable.
  • the municipality has registered the termination agreement at the Registry Office.

    Fees

    There are no costs for registration. There will be costs for a lawyer or notary.

    How long does it take?

    Have you submitted the document to the municipality? Then it will be registered within 1 week.

    Where to send the documents

    If the unmarried partnership was registered in The Hague

    The documents need to be sent to:

    Department of Public Service
    Municipality of The Hague
    Unit Registratie
    Postbus 12620
    2500 DL Den Haag

    If the unmarried partnership was registered elsewhere in the Netherlands

    The documents need to be sent to the appropriate municipality.