In divorce proceedings, not only the divorce itself is decided, but also, in principle, the pension settlement, i.e. the equalisation of pension entitlements.
Equalisation of gains (equalisation of assets) and maintenance are only regulated if one of the spouses submits an application for this. Deadlines must be observed here!
A divorce is simplest if there is a marriage contract in which all important points such as maintenance, asset equalisation and equalisation of pension entitlements are fairly regulated.
The family court asks the pension insurance institutions for each spouse about the pension entitlements acquired during the marriage. As soon as the court has this information, the court sets a divorce date. On this date, both spouses must appear and at least one of them must be represented by a lawyer, after which the marriage is formally divorced.