Family-, Child- and Adult Protection- & Inheritance Law

We support our clients in all matters of family-, child- and adult protection law as well as inheritance law in an advising and litigating function and accompany them in difficult situations with the essential finesse.

Another focus of our law firm is family law, child- and adult protection law as well as inheritance law.

We advise our clients in family law matters, including the choice of matrimonial property regimes, the conclusion of prenuptial agreements and the further consequences of marriage. In case of disputes during the marriage, we try to find a solution together with our clients. In the event of a failure of the marriage, we support our clients in matrimonial protection and divorce proceedings with both empathy and finesse, providing both advice and litigation, and representing their interests in particular with regard to matrimonial property disputes, maintenance issues, pension equalization as well as child care and custody.

Child protection ensures the welfare of children when their parents cannot adequately care for them. The child protection authority has various means at its disposal to compulsorily enforce the protection of children. Adult protection assists adults when they are unable to obtain the necessary assistance themselves due to legal incapacity. This includes drawing up living wills and advance directives. We also support our clients in these matters and help them to find suitable solutions and to cooperate with the authorities on these sensitive issues.

We also assist our clients in matters of inheritance law, both in an advising and litigating capacity, and show our clients forward-looking solutions with regard to the settlement of their estates. Since the drafting of wills, contracts of inheritance and agreements on the division of estates can be complex in certain cases, we take over this task for our clients and provide them with complete advice. We also act as executors in the event a client passes away. In our activities, we focus on providing our clients with solutions that avoid or eliminate disruptions in the family. If it is not possible to find an amicable solution, we represent our clients in proceedings before the competent courts.

A selection of our expertise at a glance:

  • Advice on the consequences of marriage, choice of matrimonial property regime
  • Elaboration of marriage contracts
  • Advice and representation in matrimonial and divorce proceedings
  • Advice and representation with regard to maintenance disputes, the equalization of benefits, care and custody disputes 
  • Advice on child protection measures
  • Advice on matters of adult protection, in particular living wills and advance directives
  • Appointment as executor of wills
  • Advice and drafting of inheritance contracts and wills
  • General advice in inheritance cases
  • Lawsuits under inheritance law, e.g. in case of violation of compulsory shares