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Partnership & Family

Advance directive – or how to specify your own intentions

What is an advance directive, when is it applied, and how is it executed? Our sample document will help you.

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The simple guide to changing your name

Do you want to know the possible reasons for changing your name and how to go about it? Here you'll find factsheets and checklists.

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What can I do if untruths about me are circulating in the media?

If untruths about you are published in the media, you can defend yourself: You have the right to issue a rebuttal.

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How is a marital agreement correctly drawn up?

You will be marrying soon or have just got married and want to draw up a marital agreement? You'll find various templates here.

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I am about to get divorced – what do I need to know?

You've decided to get divorced. We explain what you need to know and answer your questions.

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How do you draw up a cohabitation agreement correctly?

Do you want to manage certain things in your partnership – without getting married? Our model text will help you.

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What you need to know to register a partnership

Do you want to register your partnership officially? You'll find all the important documents here.

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Inheriting and bequeathing – what do I need to know?

Here you'll find key information with regard to inheritance law.

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The simple guide to writing a last will and testament

You want to write your last will and testament but don't know how? Our checklist and sample text will help you.

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Drawing up a contract of succession – what options do I have?

If you want to stipulate who inherits what and how much after your death, you should draw up a contract of succession. Here you'll find out how.

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How do I draw up a contract of division?

Do you want to stipulate how to divide the inheritance after the death of a family member? An inheritance settlement agreement will help you.

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Instructions in case of death

Do you want to relieve the burden on your surviving dependants after your death? Draw up instructions in case of death with the help of our template.

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What can I do if I disagree with the inheritance distribution?

You disagree with the inheritance distribution or there are differences of opinion in your community of heirs? We explain the available options.

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You need a nursery place for your child?

Our checklist shows you what you need to know when choosing a nursery.

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You want to place your child with a child minder?

We recommend that you draw up a care agreement between yourself and the child minder.

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Determine your own assistance

You want to avoid life-sustaining assistance being given in the event that you become incapable of judgment? Then you should draw up a living will.

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How do I grant a (general) power of attorney?

Our sample document will help you draw up a contract.

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What is a gift?

What exactly is a gift and what does a gift agreement look like?

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