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Family law

Legal issues and the relationships between family members and relatives are governed by family law. It starts with the design of a marriage contract and extends to the divorce of a married couple.

Especially in the case of divorces the associated consequences for property and assets, maintenance, custody of and right of access to children are not immediately foreseeable - not to mention the fiscal effects. We will take you personally through all the phases of your divorce and we will be at your side in helping you to shape your new start in life.

We understand you. This is perhaps one of the most important aspects of our work: recognising what people really want, understanding why they want it. We need empathy to represent the interests of our clients in the best possible way.

Besides the emotional toll of the situation, the important thing here is to take the right legal decisions.

For 15 years our law firm has specialised in family law complemented by the ever more important area of mediation (structured negotiation between the parties with the aim of achieving a constructive discussion).

The high number of cases we handle every year ensures that we are confronted with all facets of family law. They include such tough aspects as statutory pensions equalisation and maintenance or company valuations. This entails checking the balance sheet or profit and loss account in accordance with family law criteria. These do not necessarily coincide with opportunities for tax deduction.

In all matters concerning family law we search for a peaceful, amicable solution in your interest but we will also not hesitate to take a case to court as the ultimate course of action.

Expertise in family law

  • Drawing up marriage contracts
  • Divorce
  • Division of assets in the case of divorce
  • Maintenance before and after the divorce
  • Custody of children
  • Right of access
  • Maintenance for children
  • Statutory pensions equalisation and maintenance
  • Marital flat and division of household
  • Domestic violence
  • Fiscal effects
  • Extra-marital partnerships
  • Drawing up separation and divorce agreements

We have the experience and the expertise to bring about decisions which maintain peace in the family.

We offer out-of-court approaches but we will also be at your side if disputes go to court.

Petersen Rechtsanwälte
Eschenheimer Anlage 28
60318 Frankfurt
Gerichtsfach 362
Telefon: 069 / 955 272 - 0
Telefax: 069 / 955 272 - 30