Maintenance indexation in the Netherlands for 2022

The Dutch government has announced that maintenance obligations will be indexed by 1.9 % as of the 1st of January 2022. Child maintenance and partner/ spousal maintenance are automatically indexed by law on a yearly basis in The Netherlands. The automatic indexation can only be wiaved by either a written agreement between parties or a court order.

The percentages for previous years:

  • 2018: 1.5 %
  • 2019: 2.0 %
  • 2020: 2.5 %
  • 2021: 3.0 %

If your income has not risen with inflation or you have suffered a decrease in income, for example due to the Covid-19 crisis, there may be grounds for adjustment of your maintenance. 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 or Sabine Imdahl at our expatriate desk.

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Maintenance indexation in the Netherlands for 2022