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Child and parents in the 21st century

The report of the Government Committee on the Reassessment of Parenthood (Staatscommissie Herijking Ouderschap) comprises eleven ...

Report | 07-12-2016

What are the rights and duties of a guardian?

If children are not subject to the parental responsibility of one or both of their parents, they come under guardianship. This ...

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When do I stop being a guardian?

Guardianship ends on the child’s 18th birthday or if the child marries or enters into a registered partnership before then. ...

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How do I become a child’s guardian?

Guardianship (voogdij) is responsibility for a minor child that is exercised not by the parents but by someone else. The parents ...

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As the co-mother, how do I become the legal parent of my partner’s child?

A co-mother (duomoeder) is the female partner of the biological mother. Since 2014 it has been possible for the co-mother to ...

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Who is the father if I get divorced or my husband dies before the child is born?

If you have a child within 306 days after your husband’s death, your late husband is assumed by law to be the legal father of ...

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Who looks after children if their parents die?

Parents can name one or two individuals in their will as guardian(s) in the event of their death. Since 2014 it has been possible ...

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What are the legal rights and duties of parents?

Parents who exercise responsibility must raise and care for the child. This means that you must provide the child with food, care ...

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What is the difference between biological and legal parenthood?

The father and mother whose DNA a child carries are usually called the child’s biological parents. Legal parents have a family ...

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As a minor, how can I get responsibility for my child?

As a rule, you must be 18 or over before you can exercise responsibility for a child. In other words, you must be legally an ...

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