Maintenance indexation in The Netherlands for 2023

The Dutch government has announced that all maintenance obligations will be indexed by 3.4 % as of the 1st of January 2023.

Child maintenance and partner/ spousal maintenance are automatically indexed by law on a yearly basis in The Netherlands. The indexation is applicable to court orders as well as maintenance agreements. The automatic indexation can only be wiaved by either a written agreement between parties or a (new) court order.

Previous percentages

The percentages for previous years:

  • 2018: 1.5 %
  • 2019: 2.0 %
  • 2020: 2.5 %
  • 2021: 3.0 %
  • 2022: 1.9 %

Due to higher inflation, the index correction is higher this year than in 2022.

If you did not index your maintenance in previous years extra maintenance may still be owing.

What if your income has not increased?

If your income has not risen with inflation or you have suffered a decrease in income, 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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