Family Law

Are you facing a divorce? Do you want to be prepared for such an eventuality?

When a marriage breaks down, the resulting emotional turmoil can be extremely stressful. But the consequences of divorce can be even more far-reaching: Sometimes there are existential issues at stake, issues of vital importance that can affect your entire future life, and the lives of your children. So don’t hesitate:

Find a good attorney to guide you through your divorce…

The sooner the better – that way you can make decisions and deal with important issues before the opportunity passes. As a Certified Specialist in Family Law I will support you every step of the way.

How can I help you during your divorce proceedings?

  • On the one hand, there is the emotional reassurance gained from the advice of an objective outsider who is familiar with the legalities of the case. Most often, you will find that things are not necessarily as bad as you think.
  • Then there are financial considerations: I will help you calculate and obtain the spousal support that is due to you. We also need to consider the pension rights adjustment, i.e. the distribution of pension claims. Throughout all this, I will be by your side.
  • And if you have children: Who will get custody? How does everyone involved find a way to deal sensibly with each other – and protect the children’s rights?

You don’t want to be faced with these questions?

Then I recommend signing a prenuptial agreement. In time. While things are good between you and your partner. Usually that makes it much easier to clear up matters later and come to a mutually agreeable arrangement.

A prenuptial agreement is especially important if you are or plan to become self-employed. In this case, the agreement will help you cleanly separate your business from your private life. This is also something that potential business partners often ask for when you start a company together.

As you can see, there is much to consider, and more than one reason to seek my confidential advice

If you would like to learn more about your legal options, call me at 06373-891145 or fill out the contact form.

Estate Planning and Inheritance

Do you want to settle your affairs? Are you involved in an inheritance dispute?

Not many areas of law offer more conflict potential than questions of inheritance. Is there a will? Whom does it benefit? Who comes away empty-handed? And can the will be contested? Best to document your wishes in time. Unfortunately, only one in three people in Germany actually draw up a will. And that will is often riddled with faults. Which means that what you wanted to avoid ultimately happens: Your inheritors are not clear on your wishes.

Do you have monetary assets or real estate? Do you own a business?

In this case, preparing an airtight will can be of crucial importance, e.g. with regard to the death tax. The law gives you a certain scope for action, which you should know and take advantage of during your lifetime. I can help you prepare a will that leaves no doubt as to your wishes and settles the succession in your business once and for all.

You have been named as inheritor? Careful!

Accepting an inheritance without prior examination can have momentous – and undesired – consequences. You may inherit financial obligations that leave you teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. That is why you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible to help you decide whether to accept or refuse an inheritance.

Please note: Inheritance cases are subject to deadlines that must be observed. Even a failure to act may have legal consequences.

Inheriting – a sensitive subject for many reasons, but one on which I can offer comprehensive advice

If you would like to learn more about your legal options, call me at 06373-891145 or fill out the contact form.

Employment Law / Business Law

Whether you are employer or employee: Is the law on your side?

Company agreements, articles of association, employment contracts, official warnings, dismissals … if you are dealing with one or more of the above, whether as employer or employee, it is a good idea to protect yourself legally. Note:

The real fuel for conflict is usually in the small print

Hidden somewhere on page 4. Or in a short side agreement that casts a whole new light on matters in the event of a legal conflict.

Are you already involved in a legal dispute? Or are you facing a lawsuit?

Are you in the unpleasant situation of having to enforce your rights as employer or employee? I can offer professional legal advice to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Important: Observe deadlines!

Just one or two days’ delay, and your dismissal becomes effective, even though you could have taken steps to prevent it with a timely dismissal protection suit before the labor court.

Missing the deadline for an objection to an unjustified warning can also have serious consequences. There are countless pitfalls – especially in employment and business law.

You are about to start a company? Set the right course now!

I can provide strategic advice to help you find answers to these questions:

  • Which legal form is best for my company?
  • Which business models are the most promising?
  • How do I gain entry to my market?
  • How do I attract my first customers?

A word of warning: Before you hire employees …

… or sign long-term business agreements that may end up breaking your neck: Make sure you’re on the safe side. I work with tax advisers, banks and notaries to offer you comprehensive advice and support that will ensure the success of your business.

Get an expert opinion!

If you would like to learn more about your legal options, call me at 06373-891145 or fill out the contact form.