If one person brings a house into a marriage - does it then belong to both spouses? How can assets be divided during a divorce without a fight?
What is the procedure during an adoption? Who can purchase a property apartment? Can a common-law spouse join a rental agreement?
In matters of family law the issue of legal safety and discretion is particularly important. In such cases the notary public has two roles:
he/she has a lot of experience in family law and thus can be a valuable advisor for important decisions.
In some of these matters he/she is explicitly authorized by the state to create clear circumstances through recording or certifying - for example for declarations of paternity or
the consent declaration for medically supported procreation.
Marriage and common-law marriage: your notary provides a durable basis
Life is full of surprises. There are no guarantees when it comes to the co-habitation of people.
But if the legal basis has been sorted out from the beginning, then there is less fighting - and if push comes to shove,
there will be more just solutions to the problems. Your notary assists you in finding this basis.
Dissolution of marriage: your notary knows how to avoid a fight
- The notarial pre-nuptial agreement regulates the assets according to the wishes of the spouses.
That way it is determined from the beginning who owns what. A pre-nuptial agreement is not a proof of mistrust,
but a legal instrument to help avoid insecurity and disputes - and not only in case of a divorce.
Your notary will consult you comprehensively and confidentially and he/she will set up the agreement.
- Common-law marriages are treated differently by the law than a marriage.
For example, the partners have no right to inherit, but on the other hand they also have no spousal support obligation.
But even common-law living partners can regulate their claims against each other by agreement - your notary knows what is important.
Your notary knows what life can be like. If marriages fall apart, then there is more to take care of than for the wedding.
The more is fought over in court, the more expensive the divorce gets. Your notary assists you with shortening the expensive court proceedings:
Adoption: your notary knows how to assist you
- A notary regulation of the division of community property is a cost-saving solution - and it is recognized by the divorce courts.
- Spousal support, custody and other consequences of divorce can also be regulated by agreement.
Your notary is particularly useful in such cases as a dispute-avoidance professional.
Your notary will be by your side as a competent legal advisor in such cases, too, and he/she will assist you to ensure that you will easily get through the adoption process.
The core of each adoption is the written adoption contract between the adoptive parents and the adoptive child.
The notary is your knowledgeable legal advisor from setting up this contract to obtaining the approval by the courts.