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Family Law // Children's Law // Divorce Law

Marriage and partnering

  • What is the difference between a marriage and a registered partnership?
  • Does it make sense for us to conclude a marriage contract?
  • What should we arrange if we are not only a couple in our private lives, but also run a business together?
  • We are buying an apartment together. What happens if we separate one day?

Separation and divorce

  • My partner and I have grown apart. What do we have to consider in the event of a separation?
  • What maintenance do I get if we separate? What if we get divorced?
  • How does an amicable divorce work? What do I need to arrange as part of a divorce settlement agreement?
  • Help me, divorce war! How do I get out of this? I need a divorce lawyer fast!

Children’s Law

  •  We are getting divorced. What do we need to arrange regarding our children?
  • I want sole custody. What do I do to get custody?
  • What if my partner and I have or want to keep joint custody?
  • How much alimony do I have to pay my child? What can I do if my income situation changes? When does my child become self-supporting?

Reasons for Schmelz lawfirm

  • Divorce proceedings with all their consequences - from contact with your own child to the division of marital assets - are a highly emotional matter. It is not always easy for those involved to see the wood for the trees. We help you to get a clear view again.
  • At the latest when it comes to deciding on custody of joint children, the emotions are bound to run high. This is usually felt not only by both parents, but also by their children. We will guide you through stormy times.
  • Our partner Eva Schmelz is one of the next generation of family law and divorce lawyers in Vienna and the surrounding area. She is also the author of the well-known guidebook "Separated Parents - Shared Children: A Guide for Single Mothers and Fathers". She is at your side with help and advice: energetic and determined, but also humane and understanding.

Let’s pinpoint exactly what you are entitled to.



Here you can find us


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