Unlike married people, the Dutch legal code has hardly any rules for cohabitants. The same applies to inheritance law. Those who, until the death of the testator, ‘shared a household on a long-term basis’, receive a minuscule right; namely, the continued right to occupy the home and to the contents owned by the testator for six months. If you want your partner to be well taken care of after your death, we advise you to draw up a will before a civil-law notary. Alternatively, you can include a survivorship clause in your cohabitation contract. (more…)