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Partnership & Family

What is a gift?

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

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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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Decide on guardianship yourself

Do you want to avoid a guardian being appointed in the event that you become incapable of judgment? Then you should draw up a living will.

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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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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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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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Instructions in the event of death

Want to relieve the burden on your surviving dependents after your death? Draw up instructions for the event of your death and use our template.

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How do I draw up a contract of division?

Would you like to define with your co-heirs how the inheritance should be divided after a death in the family? A contract of division can help.

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Drawing up an inheritance contract – what options do I have?

If you and other family members want to regulate who inherits what and how much after your death, you should draw up an inheritance contract.

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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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Inheriting and bequeathing – what do I need to know?

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

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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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How do you draw up a cohabitation agreement correctly?

Want to set down rules for certain aspects of your partnership – without getting married? Our template can help.

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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 set up your marriage contract correctly?

You will be marrying soon or have just got married and want to draw up a marriage contract? You can find helpful templates here.

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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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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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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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