Family Law

Like our society, family law is constantly evolving.

Today’s lawyers therefore need to specialize in order to be at the forefront of new developments in legislation, case law and society.

According to statistics, we will soon have reached the figure of one divorce for every two marriages in Geneva, which shows just how numerous family separations are and how important it is to be advised very quickly, if possible even before the de facto separation, in order to understand all possible amicable solutions, such as couple or family therapies, mediation or discussions between the parties or the parties’ lawyers, with a view to concluding an agreement, judicial or otherwise.

The firm favors reasonable solutions, in the interests of all family members, with the least possible impact on the already shaken finances of the family group.

Our law firm takes care of the entire preliminary phase leading to written agreements between the parties, the filing of protective measures for the marital union if no agreement can be reached, and even provisional or super-provisional measures in cases of emergency, such as violence or risk of abduction.

They specialize in divorce proceedings, whether in the context of an agreement or a dispute over alimony, custody and visitation rights, the liquidation of matrimonial property and the division of pension assets.

Our firm is also involved in modifying or revising divorce decrees.

The modification or liquidation of a matrimonial property regime, even within the context of marriage, can also sometimes require advice before the deeds are signed in front of a notary.

Part of our activity involves the protection of children, in the context of visitation rights, their representation in proceedings as curators appointed ex officio or nominated by the child or his/her parents.

We are also qualified in adoption and foster care matters, representing parents or children in these proceedings or in appeals against decisions to be contested, in paternity actions or in disavowal actions.

We are also experienced in handling name change requests.

Our clients include men and women, as well as minors and young adults, living in Geneva and the canton of Vaud. The firm also assists parties involved in family disputes abroad that have an impact in Switzerland, for example when assets subject to the liquidation of matrimonial property or occupational pension schemes are located there.

Finally, we also advise our clients on wealth and estate planning.

As explained above, we always give priority to resolving disputes amicably, and are always ready to listen to your needs, because even though there are many separations, each case is unique and different.

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