Book 1 Law of Persons and Family Law
Title 1.1 General provisions
Article 1:1 Personal freedom and legal capacity
- 1. All persons within the
territory of the Netherlands shall be free and entitled to enjoy civil rights
- 2. No servitude of persons,
of whatever nature or however described, is tolerated.
Article 1:2 Legal capacity of an unborn child
A child of which a woman is pregnant, is regarded to have been born already
as often as its interests require so. If it is born lifeless, it is deemed
to have never existed.
Article 1:3 Degree of consanguinity and affinity
- 1. The degree of consanguinity is determined
by the number of births which have caused consanguinity. A recognition,
a judicial determination of paternity or an adoption is to this end taken
into account as a birth.
- 2. By marriage or by a registered
partnership affinity arises between a spouse or registered partner and
a blood relative of the other spouse or other registered partner in the
same degree as consanguinity exists between the other spouse or the other
registered partner and the latter’s blood relative.
Affinity is not extinguished by the dissolution of the marriage.