Earlier this year, my colleague Susan Meijler answered the six most frequently asked questions about joint parental authority. In this article, she paid highlighted the question of how to obtain parental authority in the Netherlands. In our international practice, we regularly receive questions about cross-border issues related to parental authority or guardianship. In this article, I will discuss the differences between the Dutch terms and the terms that are frequently used abroad. I also discuss what a move to the Netherlands or abroad means for the acquired authority or guardianship.