9 Which is the competent authority to turn to in cases of disputes and other legal issues?

The distribution of the community can be combined with a divorce petition. The jurisdiction for the request for distribution follows the rules concerning the jurisdiction for divorce (see Art. 4 para. 3 Wetboek van Burgerlijke Rechtsvordering = Code of Civil Procedure) as regulated in Brussels II bis. If the distribution of the community property is not combined with a divorce proceeding (for example a distribution of property is requested after a decree of divorce has been issued), Article 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure applies and the Dutch court shall have jurisdiction if the defendant has his/her habitual residence in the Netherlands.