More and more marriages have foreign connections. Be it that spouses of different nationalities get married or that they move abroad. Be it from the USA to Germany or Switzerland, or from these countries to the USA. An important task of a lawyer specializing in international family law is to advise future spouses on drawing […]
You have German citizenship but have lived in Switzerland for years? Are you wondering whether you can actually get divorced in Germany or in Switzerland? In this article, I answer the common question of which country has international jurisdiction over the divorce and which law the court of that country will apply to the divorce proceedings.
The lasting power of attorney in Switzerland (Vorsorgeauftrag) and the differences to the lasting power of attorney in Germany (Vorsorgevollmacht)
The lasting power of attorney is an institution of self-determination under private law whereby the person giving the mandate instructs one or more natural or legal persons (e.g. a bank or organisation) to take care of the person and/or of the assets and/or to represent him or her in legal transactions in the event of […]
What is the 3-pillar system in Switzerland? What are the consequences of the divorce?