Succession Planning, Inheritance Law, Family Law

Succession planning, inheritance law, family law 

  • Contractual structuring of anticipated inheritances, taking into account family structures and provisions of corporate law and tax law, including in particular beneficiaries who are minors (appointment of a special guardian, obtaining judicial approvals)
  • Advising on the structuring of a larger portfolio of assets taking into account all aspects of inheritance and family law as well as tax, corporate and foundation law aspects 
  • Drafting, changing and repealing wills and deeds of inheritance taking into account foreign assets and tax consequences in Germany and abroad, in due consideration of the “digital estate”
  • Taking on executorship responsibilities and providing advice to/representing executors in the discharge of their duties 
  • Drafting powers of attorney and living wills 
  • Advice and court representation following the death of the testator in order to claim, assert and defend against all inheritance claims (sole heir, community of heirs, legatees, beneficiaries of the compulsory portion, inheritance certificate procedure, distribution of the estate)
  • Supporting fundraising organizations in all aspects of  the distribution of estates and inheritance fundraising
  • Taking on mediation responsibilities between the parties involved


Succession planning with an international dimension

  • Advice in the event of international earnings, e.g. via holiday homes or relatives who live abroad 
  • Settling international probate cases, advising international clients with assets in Germany 
  • A long-standing tested and reliable network of partners extending beyond Europe


Corporate succession

  • Development of strategies for corporate succession
  • Advice taking legal, tax and economic components into account
  • Development of strategies for the long-term organization and allocation of the family assets
  • Goal-oriented implementation taking into account the relevant aspects of tax law as well


Family law
 

  • Drafting of prenuptial agreements and agreements between non-married partners taking into account legal relationships with joint children, asset structures and their consequences (in terms of the law on matrimonial property)
  • Support in adoption proceedings
  • Transfer of assets to minors
  • Preparatory advice in the case of separation or divorce
  • Support of divorce proceedings including all consequences of divorce as well as the assertion and defense against other claims under matrimonial or family law
  • Drafting agreements regarding the consequences of divorce
     

 
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