If there are international aspects involved, for instance because of the nationality or domicile of one of the spouses or because of the location of property, the applicable law has to be identified by examining the rules of private international law. German law may be relevant only for some of the topics mentioned above while others fall under foreign law. The following questions may have to be answered:

  • What means foreign relation (Auslandsbezug) and what are its consequences ?
  • When foreign law has to be applied ?
  • Who is competent for the application of law and how can you preserve your rights ?
  • What implies our counselling in international family law / conflict of laws ?