About Dr. Tim Schlun

Dr. Tim Schlun is a founding partner of the law firm Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte. He focuses on international family law and contract law.

Surrogacy in the USA

Surrogacy has become a significant option worldwide for couples with an unfulfilled desire to have children. German couples are also using surrogate mothers increasingly every year to realise their wish for a child. However, as surrogacy is not legally permitted in Germany, many couples travel abroad to realise this wish. The USA is a [...]

Successful Judgement: Rainbow Family through Surrogacy

A Case Study from our Legal Practice In July 2023, our lawyers successfully obtained the registration of our clients' parenthood before the Düsseldorf Local Court for surrogacy that took place abroad. This spared our clients the time-consuming adoption procedure. This judgement not only represents a further milestone in the field of surrogacy but is [...]

By |10. November 2023|Family Law|

The Benefits of German Law for International Contracts

When choosing a legal system as the basis for your company's contracts, choosing correctly is essential. This article will outline the benefits and the challenges involved with German contract law. International contract disputes can be complex and challenging to resolve, as they often involve multiple parties from different countries and legal systems. They can [...]

Can a Medical-Psychological Assessment (MPU-Order) be Challenged in Court?

Drivers cannot challenge the order of the driving licence authority to submit a medical-psychological report independently in court. The background is that the order for a medical-psychological assessment (MPU) is categorised as a preparatory procedural act of the authority (VG Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße, judgment 20.1.2016, ref.: 1 K 936/15.NW). Accordingly, parties involved can only [...]

Joint Child Custody International Cases: German Lawyer

Marriages and relationships are becoming more international. As people work across borders and move to the different corners of the globe, family law becomes more global and, in many cases, more complex. This is especially the case when children are involved. In German law, generally, both parents are given joint custody per § 1626 [...]

Real Estate Loans: COVID-19 Coronavirus

In our interconnected business world, the fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis will be felt in numerous areas. Difficulty in repaying real estate loans for companies and individuals is just one of these areas. The German state has taken some action in order to mitigate the difficulties which will unfold due to the crisis [...]