Family law

We attach great importance to the fact that family conflicts arising from a separation or divorce should be settled by mutual agreement. However, we are also committed and competent to represent you in court proceedings.

Drafting and examination of marriage contracts

Prenuptial agreements allow you to regulate the consequences for your marriage in the event of separation and divorce according to your common ideas. If you do not conclude a prenuptial agreement, the obligations under the law apply, which to this day is based on the rule of "housewife marriage", which might not apply to your ideas. You cannot exclude everything, you cannot waive every right. We will help you to make sensible use of the leeway of a contractual arrangement. But also planned living conditions can change, so that something once agreed upon no longer makes sense. We check agreements that have already been made and always keep an eye on the current jurisdiction.

Advice and representation on separation consequences

If you need advice on the legal consequences of a separation, we will provide you with comprehensive advice on all issues, such as the residence of a child and the use of the marital home and maintenance claims. The financial consequences of a separation are far-reaching and often difficult for the spouse concerned to understand. Together with you, we will develop a strategy to help you look to the future with confidence in this painful and uncertain situation.

Drafting and examination of agreements on the consequences of divorce

If you have already separated an amicable settlement can lead to a quicker solution and therefore minimise the potential for dispute. We keep an eye on your ideas and draw up an agreement or examine the other party's proposal. If the basic ideas are clear, we will meet in our offices and find a way that meets both your interests and needs. It is important to us that family conflicts arising from a separation or divorce are resolved by mutual agreement.

Representation in court

If no mutual agreement can be reached, we will represent you in court in all family law matters. We take over your representation in a committed and competent manner and do not lose sight of your interests even during lengthy and legal complicated proceedings.


Our activities are not only positively assessed by our clients:

  • The magazine Focus has named lawyer Ingeborg Rakete-Dombek in the list "The best family lawyers" since the beginning (1993), again in 2023.
  • The magazine "Stern" named the law firm Betz Rakete Dombek 2023 again as one of the "Best law firms" in the field of family law.
  • Wirtschaftswoche named lawyer Ingeborg Rakete-Dombek 2012 as an outstanding lawyer for asset protection.

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