Family abroad

Globalisation is also taking place in marriage – mixed-national marriages with partners from different countries or with different nationalities, but also stays abroad, are on the increase. This leads to a multitude of questions about legal relationships in marriage – matrimonial property regimes, relationships with children, their nationality, rules for divorce, divorce proceedings and the consequences of divorce. In the case of inheritance, the question arises as to whether domestic or foreign inheritance law applies. To a certain extent, however, spouses can determine these questions themselves.

The Topics

  • Under what law is the marriage concluded?
  • Is the marriage recognised in both countries?
  • Can the spouses determine the law under which their marriage is to be conducted?
  • Is a marriage contract recognised in both countries?
  • Is it possible to choose the applicable law in the event of divorce?
  • Is it possible to choose the divorce procedure?
  • What does it mean when a marriage is entered into according to religious law?
  • Which rules apply abroad for custody and right of access to children?
  • Does the law of marriage have meaning for inheritances?
  • How to avoid legal conflicts?

Round Table

We rightly talk about these topics in our Round Table meetings. The Round Table is an action of Herfurth & Partner and serves to clarify and secure wishes and decisions in the family in connection with assets, provision and succession.

The next dates can be found in the Round Table section (welcome homepage).


Further information on many topics can be found in the Publications section (welcome homepage).

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Angelika Herfurth

Attorney at law and specialist lawyer for family law

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