Divorce and separation by mutual agreement

In principle, a marriage can only be annulled in Germany via a divorce issued by a German court. The application to the family court must be submitted by a lawyer.

This applies equally to divorce by mutual agreement and divorce by litigation.

Divorce by mutual agreement is the cheapest, quickest, and most peaceful method of divorce. This is possible when the spouses agree that they want to get divorced, they have no further points of conflict regarding the consequences of divorce (alimony, property division, parental care, contact, household effects), points of conflict have already been contractually settled, or these issues can be settled amicably (for example in a divorce settlement agreement drafted by us).

In this case, it is not necessary to provide further information on the reason for the marital breakdown:  the “marriage history” is thus irrelevant.

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