Family Law concerns topics such as marriage contracts, cohabiting unions, civil unions, children, divorce and maintenance.
With a prenuptial agreement (or a so-called marriage contract) the legal regulations of a marriage can be individually and personally modified. A prenuptial contract can create an optimal basis for the marriage. Since the personal situations of each couple are very different, there are no sample agreement. One of our attorneys can design for you a personal prenuptial agreement. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further clarifications.
Cohabiting Union law
The most prominent feature of a cohabiting union is the non-binding nature of the legal act. Cohabiting Union can be dissolved at any time.
Civil Union law
Since the 1th of August 2001, the Recognition of same-sex unions in Germany has allowed registered life partnerships ("Eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaft") for same-sex couples.
Legitimate and illegitimate children are equal in front of the law. Both in case of separation and divorce, the basic rule of the common parental concern remains, and this can only be amended upon request.
With an act of divorce, the marriage is terminated. This shall be dissolved with a judicial judgement.
For this purpose, listed below are 3 forms of dissolution of the marriage:
- Divorce, dissolution of the marriage for reasons occurred after the marriage.
The only reason for the divorce is the failure of the marriage. The so-called disruption law is applied.
The law determines:
- that relatives are obliged to provide each other with maintenance (§ 1601 BGB)
- that the reciprocal maintenance dependents on who of the two is less able to maintain himself. (§ 1602 BGB)
- Decisive for the maintenance is the position in life of the one that earn less money (§ 1610 BGB)
You can find detailed information on all major topics of family law - from the marriage contract, children, maintenance, divorce, civil union etc.) at www.familienrechthannover.com .
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- Marriage settlement
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