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Family and Succession Law in Germany, 3rd edition

By Dieter Schwab, Peter Gottwald, Saskia Lettmaier


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in Germany covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined civic status of persons, the family, and property.

After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence; marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any situation likely to arise in legal practice.

The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves having to apply rules of international private law or otherwise handling cases connected with Germany. It will also be of great value to students and practitioners as a quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the field, and especially to academicians and researchers engaged in comparative studies by providing the necessary, basic material of family and succession law.

Publish Date 03/10/2017
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041187468
SKU 10057807-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors 
List of Abbreviations 
General Introduction
Part I. Persons 
Chapter 1. The Status of a Person
Chapter 2. Registration of Civil Status
Chapter 3. Personality Rights 
Chapter 4. Names
Chapter 5. Nationality 
Chapter 6. Domicile and Residence 
Chapter 7. Persons with Intellectual Disabilities 
Part II. Family Law
Chapter 1. Introductory Remarks
Chapter 2. Marriage
Chapter 3. Divorce
Chapter 4. Cohabitation Outside Marriage
Chapter 5. Parent and Child
Chapter 6. Adoption
Chapter 7. Parental Responsibility
Chapter 8. Guardianship, Curatorship, and Care and Control
Chapter 9. Financial Support among Relatives
Part III. Matrimonial Property Law
Chapter 1. The Contractual Matrimonial Property Regimes
Chapter 2. The Statutory Matrimonial Property Regime
Chapter 3. Equalization of Accrued Gains
Part IV. Law of Succession
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Provisions Made and Succession in the Event of Death
Chapter 3. The Legal Position of the Heir
Selected Bibliography