Same-sex marriage and divorce

Since the 1st of October 2017 Germany finally accepted the “marriage for all”

Same-sex marriage

Since 2001, the LPartG (= Lebenspartnerschaftsgesetz – registered civil partnership) regulated the civil partnership of same-sex couples. The decision for a “marriage for all” changed the importance of this law. Attorney-at-law Ms. Abokal will gladly explain the changes to you:

First of all, a civil partnership contracted before Oktober 2017 does not automatically change into a marriage, but the couple will have to offcially declare their will accordingly in front of the competent register office.

Furthermore, the general rules for marriage now apply as well to same-sex-marriage, including the mutual right of adoption. If you are thinking about concluding a marriage contract, attorney-at-law Ms. Abokal can cosult with you individually.

Divorce

Concerning divorce, now the same rules apply to all married couples without regard to the sex. According to  § 1565 Abs. 1 Satz 1 BGB, a failed marriage can be divorced. Generally, the law requires one year of separation, which also serves as an irrefutable presumption of the failure of a marriage.  For the divorce proceedings, there is an obligation to be represented in court for the party filing the petition.

In addition, questions about custody and visitation rights, the separation of goods and the use of the marital home play a role in a divorce. It might be useful to get legal help right from the start, so your interests will be represented properly and effectively.

International divorce

Does your same-sex divorce involve a foreign element? We will gladly assist you with our expertise in international divorce proceedings. Important in these cases is especially the question of jurisdiction and of the applicable law. We will also assist you with the acceptance of your divorce in Germany or of your german divorce in a foreign country.

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Najat Abokal
Rechtsanwältin

Kienitzer Straße 107
12049 Berlin

030 / 622 068 96
info@kanzlei-abokal.de

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Najat Abokal
Attorney

Kienitzer Straße 107
12049 Berlin

030 / 622 068 96
030 / 325 903 62
info@kanzlei-abokal.de

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10.00 -13.00
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 15.00 - 17.00