German Family Lawyers

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Legal Solutions Made in Germany

Family law cases concern issues that are more personal in nature. Compared to legal professionals in other fields, a specialist family lawyer should be both sensitive and assertive. Its interpersonal nature very much characterises the diverse area of family law. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our family law team will discuss the procedure of your case with you, explain your rights and obligations and support you where we can.

Our general approach in cases is first to find an amicable solution for the parties out of court. In particular, the welfare of the children involved is of paramount importance. For this reason, it is imperative that in divorce cases, marriages are dissolved as amicably, and at as low a cost, as possible. Settlements out of court in family law disputes are faster, more efficient, and cost-effective than court proceedings. If, however, an amicable solution is not possible, we will represent you in court, too, using all of our practical experience to assert your interests. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers are ready to provide you with comprehensive service.

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Children | Parental & Paternity Rights

Prenuptial Agreements: Drafting and Negotiation

Marriage is the start of one of life’s great journeys. A successful marriage can bring great joy and meaning to life. However, marriage should also be seen as a legal contract between the partners, and like all contracts, this means certain rights and responsibilities for those involved.

It is becoming more common for those getting married to arrange prenuptial agreements or “marriage contracts” beforehand. Prenuptial agreements have a particular reputation from media portrayals, but they are a formal manner of arranging the contractual obligations between spouses. Such an arrangement can answer important questions and creating a fair prenup will help to alleviate the risk of bitter and messy divorce proceedings, should they come to pass. For entrepreneurs and those in self-employment, a prenup should be considered essential.

Working with an experienced family lawyer to draw up a prenuptial agreement in good faith can lead to reassurance and clarity in the marriage.

Divorce Proceedings in Germany: Full-Service Legal Support

Divorce cases can be acrimonious. The end of a marriage is not something we hope to experience at the start of the journey, but the reality is that life sometimes creates complications. Divorces are becoming more common in Germany, but the law remains complicated in this field.

For this reason, it is better to seek an amicable end to the marriage when possible. A friendly solution can reduce the costs, reduce the time needed to see through the divorce and also lead to better solutions when it comes to issues around children from the marriage.

However, as experienced lawyers in this field, we are aware that not all divorces can come about amicably. For this reason, we are prepared to represent our clients in court when needed and we can bring our wide knowledge to the fore if and when our clients need it. If you are considering a divorce, we would urge you to read our articles on the topic so that you are fully aware of the different issues that can arise in a divorce case.

Our law firm advises on many issues including:

  • international divorce cases,
  • the division of both personal and business assets,
  • spousal maintenance and alimony payment,
  • child custody and support following divorce,
  • residence permits after divorce.

Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you are in the midst of divorce proceedings. Having an experienced German family lawyer at your side is crucial for a successful conclusion in these cases.