In a will, you determine who will inherit your assets following your death. In the absence of a will, the standard rules according to Dutch law will apply.. Your estate will then be acquired by your partner and your children. If you wish to deviate from these rules, for example because you also wish to leave something to someone else, you must have a will drawn up.


You can appoint your beneficiaries in a will. These may be your partner, your children or other people to whom you wish to leave part of your estate. You can also have a charitable organization included in your will. In your will, you can share your entire estate among your loved ones, to ensure that your assets go to the intended persons.


In a will, you can also specify the conditions according to which your assets will be acquired by your beneficiaries. You can for example specify that the partners of your children can make no claim to the assets your children inherit from you. You can even determine to whom your estate should accrue in the event of the death of your beneficiaries. If you have minor children, a guardian can be appointed in the will, who following your death will be responsible for caring for your children. You can also specify that your children must not be given access to their share in the estate, before reaching a certain age.

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