We advise and represent our clients on all family law questions of particular economic consequence – drawing on the long-term experience of our Dortmund-based partner, Prof. Dr. Winfried Born. Our family law services perfectly supplement our legal portfolio, particularly where family law meets company succession arrangements, and play an important role not only during contractual negotiations but also where legal representation is required. More often than not, both the position and income of the person concerned is affected, something which in turn has an influence on respective alimony payments. Should an equalization of accrued gains be necessary, this may even threaten a company’s existence. To avoid later disputes, we strongly recommend drawing up a marriage contract at the time the marriage is concluded. Even at a later stage, closing an agreement in anticipation of things to come is much more productive than a dispute waged at a time when the battle lines have already been drawn.
Our partner, Prof. Dr. Winfried Born, is one of the leading family law specialists in Germany. His work, which covers the whole divorce and alimony process, takes him all over the country. Apart from drawing up marriage contracts and contracts dealing with the consequences of a divorce, he also manages legal disputes in court, such as divorce proceedings, alimony settlements and the equalization of accrued gains.