When the relationship turns into a legal case​ advice evening “Everything that is right”

Counselor evening in Mönchengladbach
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When the relationship becomes a legal case

As long as love is ignited, contracts often do not matter for couples. That can change with a breakup. This time, the series “Everything that is right” by the Rheinische Post, the regional court and the lawyers’ association is about “living together with and without a marriage certificate”.

We are still in the merry month of May. It is in the sign of love. Many couples will find each other now, some moving in together without a marriage certificate, others ringing the wedding bells. Happiness should not be spoiled. But even if it’s difficult, it’s good to think about the possibility of separation. Otherwise the broken relationship can end up as a lengthy legal case.

Reason enough, then, to give this topic an episode in the guide series “Everything that is right”. On Wednesday, June 1st, the Rheinische Post, the district court and the lawyers’ association invite you to the jury courtroom. The title of this event in the joint series is “Living together with and without a marriage certificate”.

One of the speakers will be the lawyer Michael Klein from the Mönchengladbach law firm MBK. His areas of expertise are family law and inheritance law. He advises married couples to sign a prenuptial agreement. Klein specializes both in so-called precautionary marriage contracts, which are concluded in times of happy togetherness, as well as in “separation and divorce contracts” (which come into consideration after a failed relationship).

“A precautionary marriage contract is like an airbag,” says Klein. “You hope it never has to come up. But if you need it, it’s good to have it.” In the event of a divorce without a preventive marriage contract, he also gave tips that evening on how those affected can avoid lengthy and costly court proceedings.

Otherwise, such quarreling couples could stand in front of Bettina Hüsemann. She has been a judge at the district court since 2001 and has dealt exclusively with family matters since 2010. In her lecture at the event, she will not only provide information about the course of divorce proceedings, she can also tell you a few things from judicial practice.

“How do I get rid of him – in 10 days?!” The film with this title has already filled many a cinema, says Hüsemann. The courtrooms are also full. “And that’s why the question keeps coming up as to why some procedures take so long, even many years, while other procedures are completed in a very short time.”

It will therefore give an insight into judicial practice and enable a look behind the judicial scenes. “At the same time, the audience can learn how they can positively influence the duration of divorce proceedings,” says Hüsemann.

Oliver Baetzgen will give another perspective on the topic that evening. He has been working as a notary in Mönchengladbach since 2006. In his lecture, he will focus on unmarried couples and what regulatory options there are for relationships without a marriage certificate.

“Because there are no special legal regulations for the case of the dissolution of non-marital partnerships, there are often disputes and court cases,” emphasizes Baetzgen. Precautionary contractual regulations for the division of assets and compensation claims are therefore recommended. The audience also learns what is involved and what should be taken into account.

You can find out how to participate in the event in the info box above.

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