Wills in the Case of Unmarried Couples in Germany

By GRP Rainer LLP – Cologne, Germany

The Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of parliament, has voted in favour of what it is referred to in Germany as “Ehe f�r alle” (marriage for all), i.e. marriage equality. Spouses are automatically accounted for under the rules of intestate succession. However, this is not the case for unmarried couples. For these couples, the rules of intestate succession do not apply.

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