Divorce and separation by mutual consent

In principle, a marriage can only be annulled in Germany by divorce by a German court. The application to the family court must be submitted by a lawyer.
This applies equally to divorce by mutual consent and divorce by litigation.
Divorce by mutual consent is the cheapest, fastest and most peaceful way of divorce.
It is possible when the spouses agree that they want to get divorced. You do not have any further points of conflict regarding the consequences of divorce (alimony, property division, parental care, contact, household effects) or you have already settled these issues contractually 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 breakdown. So the “marriage history” is irrelevant.

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