Divorce and the dissolution of cohabitation

A marriage may be dissolved by a court decision. The dissolution of a cohabiting partnership happens by a mutual decision of the cohabiting partners.

Divorce and the dissolution of cohabitation

A marriage may be dissolved by a court decision. Apply for a divorce from a district court. Divorce may be granted after a reconsideration period of six months. It may also be granted immediately if the spouses have lived separated for at least the past two years without interruptions. 

The dissolution of a cohabiting partnership happens by a mutual decision of the cohabiting partners. There is no need to contact the authorities.

Distribution of property

When a divorce case has become pending in the district court, each spouse may demand the distribution of the matrimonial assets. Provisions on the distribution of property only apply to a divorce.

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