In the case of marriage, it is possible to conclude a prenuptial agreement. The selectable matrimonial property regimes are the following three: Errungenschaftsbeteiligung, community of property and separation of property. If no prenuptial agreement is concluded, the matrimonial property regime applies. Muriel Ego-Sevinc, a lawyer and specialist in family law, explains: "The share of acquisitions can be adjusted somewhat individually through a prenuptial agreement. However, the other matrimonial property regimes, such as the separation of property and the community of property, also offer interesting options and allow the property consequences of the marriage to be adapted to the individual needs of the spouses." Therefore, the divorce lawyer recommends to deal with the consequences of marriage in time and to get advice in this regard.
In this form there are four assets. The personal property of both spouses as well as the earnings of both spouses. Personal property includes all items for personal use, as well as assets that belonged to one before marriage or that come to one later through inheritance. In addition, respective replacement purchases for the personal property also belong to the personal property. The inheritance includes, among other things, work earnings, benefits for personnel welfare institutions, social insurances, social welfare institutions, the earnings of the personal property and also the replacement acquisition for inheritance. In the event of a divorce, the assets of both spouses are divided in half, unless a marriage contract to the contrary has been concluded.