Category Archives: Family Law

Beware of the “Quick Question”

I you provide professional services, you should add the words “quick question” to your e-mail configuration settings and send those messages straight to the spam folder. Case in point from today: RE: Quick Question Hello Andreas, my German husband and … Continue reading

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AllExperts is dead

Quite a number of readers have come to this blog through AllExperts, where I have been answering questions on German law for a decade. With more than a thousand thoroughly answered questions, my profile there was a great source of … Continue reading

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10 FAQ on Getting Married in Germany

As part of my very popular series of legal FAQ, I now address a subject which I am personally completely opposed to: how to get married in Germany? My personal advice would be not to do it. Don’t throw away freedom like that. … Continue reading

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If you insist on free advice, you will get it

You might think I am stupid because I give heaps of legal advice for free in my FAQ. I could earn millions instead by charging for this service. But I am a nice guy and it warms my heart when I can help people … Continue reading

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Advice on litigating a child custody case in Germany

I received this question about child custody in Germany and some related matters: Hello, I am an American living abroad in Germany. 5 months ago I married an Estonian man and gave birth to our daughter. Due to a series of … Continue reading

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Why it’s important to get the best divorce lawyer

Note that I wrote “best”, not “most expensive”, because these two do not always coincide. How do you find the best lawyer? Luckily, there is my 10-step guide. (Thanks to @littlewisehen for the photo.)

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I will raise my fees by 100%

At my current standard fee of 200 EUR for a legal consultation I still receive far too many inquiries, meaning that it often takes me weeks to reply. Therefore, I have to resort to that powerful tool to regulate supply and demand: the … Continue reading

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