By Yolanda Bokhorst
Many people who have found the love of their life want to formalize this bond.
In the Netherlands, there are various options available for those who want to do this; one of these is the registered partnership. The question arises, however, whether registered partnerships are a wise choice in international situations.
Practice has shown that registered partnership can lead to complications in international situations. The most significant ones are:
1) the registered partnership is not recognized,
2) the conversion from a registered partnership into a marriage is not recognized,
3) it is not clear which national law applies.
Author Yolanda Bokhorst offers a few tips on how to avoid unpleasant complications.