31. December 2022

Statutory entitlement in law of succession

Swiss law not only determines who the heirs of a person are, it also stipulates the share of the estate to which the heirs are usually entitled. In order to determine the legal succession, Swiss law uses a parentelic system.

7. June 2022

What is a matrimonial property regime? Joint ownership of acquired property, joint property, and separation of property

Swiss matrimonial law speaks of “ordinary” and “extraordinary” matrimonial property regimes… but just what is a matrimonial property regime? Which matrimonial property regimes are there, and how far can you adjust them with a marriage contract? This article will give you an overview and explain the three matrimonial property regimes: joint ownership of acquired property, […]