Maintenance indexation for 2021

The Dutch government has announced that maintenance obligations will be indexed by 3.0 % as of the 1st of January 2021. Child maintenance and partner/ spousal maintenance are automatically indexed by law on a yearly basis unless otherwise agreed between parties or decreed by a judge.

The percentages for previous years:

  • 2017: 2.1 %
  • 2018: 1.5 %
  • 2019: 2.0 %
  • 2020: 2.5 %

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

Maintenance indexation for 2021