International aspects increasingly frequently play a role in the law of persons and family law. For example, because a marriage has been concluded abroad, the children were born abroad or because the partners do not have the same nationality. We have extensive experience in international divorces.

The media have devoted a lot of attention to the increasing number of child abductions in recent years. The Netherlands is cooperating with countries that have signed the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction to return an abducted child as quickly as possible to the country from where it was abducted. Swift action and thorough knowledge of international arrangements are crucial in that regard.