More and more married couples and engaged couples are opting for a prenuptial agreement, as the traditional marriage with only one working spouse no longer corresponds to today’s norm. The “standard solution” laid down in the Civil Code makes a contractual arrangement deviating from this appears sensible in such a case. In this way, both spouses can protect themselves and do not have to expect unpleasant surprises in the event of a divorce.
However, concluding a prenup (“marriage contract”)in no way implies that the parties involved expect to get divorced. Rather, it is advisable to draw up a prenuptial agreement if the relationship is intact and only the remote possibility of divorce is to be taken into account. The prenuptial agreement is thus not a sign of a relationship doomed to failure but merely a precautionary measure. In order to ensure the necessary legal clarity, it is, therefore, advisable to consult an experienced family law lawyer.
Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte offers comprehensive support in all family law matters. Our lawyers have the required expertise and empathy to clarify issues as clearlyas possible for you and your spouse and ensure that the prenuptial agreement complies with all formal requirements and safeguards your interests.