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Family Law Göttingen

Research Unit for Family Law at University of Göttingen

June 28, 2024 Event Philipp M. Reuß

Symposium on "The idea of codification and family law" on the occasion of Gottlieb Planck's 200th birthday

A symposium organized by Prof. Dr. Barbara Veit and Prof. Dr. Philipp M. Reuß will take place on 28 June 2024 to mark the 200th anniversary of Gottlieb Planck's birth. Further information will follow shortly.

January 18, 2024 Podcast Philipp M. Reuß

New podcast episode on the community of responsibility is live

The new episode of our #familiensachen podcast is online. In episode 18, the focus is once again on the community of responsibility. Along with Prof. Dr. Isabell Götz and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Lipp we look at the question of what urgently needs to be regulated in the area of non-marital communities. We will also be listening to excerpts from the lectures given at the Göttingen workshop on family law.

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October 23, 2023 News Barbara Veit

New lecture on family procedural law by our new lecturer Dagmar Zorn

For the winter semester 2023/24, Dipl.-Rpfl. Dagmar Zorn, a proven practitioner, could be won as a lecturer for family law. In her lecture, Ms. Zorn will focus on family procedural law with inheritance law. The lecture follows on from the lectures in family and inheritance law and goes into greater depth on the important procedural principles. Differences to civil proceedings are elaborated and, in addition to the special features of individual family court disputes (divorce proceedings, parentage, custody, contact and maintenance proceedings), the basic features of the inheritance certificate proceedings are also elaborated on the basis of practically relevant cases. It is primarily aimed at students in the main focus (focus 3), but is also ideally suited for exam preparation and for preparing for the family and inheritance law courses as part of the exam course. Dipl.-Rpfl. DAGMAR ZORN, a proven practitioner and commentator (§§ 151-157, 167-168a [Dutta/Jacoby/Schwab]; §§ 342-373 FamFG [Prütting/Helms]; 1835-1849, 1808 BGB, §§ 1-6 VBVG [Staudinger, forthcoming]) with many years of teaching experience (HWR Berlin), has been recruited for the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.


October 12, 2023 Podcast Philipp M. Reuß

New podcast episode on the cooperation of youth welfare office (Jugendamt) and family court (Familiengericht) is online #familiensachen #famrz #podcast

The new episode of our #familiensachen podcast is online. Episode 16 is about the cooperation between the youth welfare office (Jugendamt) and the family court (Familiengericht). Our guest is Prof. Dr. Barbara Seidenstücker, who, as a graduate pedagogue and professor of social work, not only trains future youth welfare office employees, but also conducts research on cooperation in child welfare proceedings.

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June 19, 2023 News Philipp M. Reuß

Philipp Reuß appointed to the Children's Rights Commission of the DFGT

Prof. Dr. Philipp Reuß has been appointed to the Children's Rights Commission (KIRK) of the Deutscher Familiengerichtstag e.V. (DFGT). The Children's Rights Commission is one of the four permanent commissions of the DFGT and deals with all family law issues concerning children. It mainly drafts statements on current legislative projects and ongoing proceedings before the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG).

June 8, 2023 News Volker Lipp

"What's new in guardianship law?" at the 55th Judges' Week of the Federal Social Court.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Lipp will give a lecture on "What's new in guardianship law?" on June 27 as part of the 55th Judges' Week of the Federal Social Court.

May 30, 2023 News Göttinger Familienrecht

New website "Göttingen Family Law" launched

The new site is intended to provide an overview of the Research Center for Family Law at the University of Göttingen and, in addition to the researchers, also presents teaching and events related to family law at Göttingen University.

April 19, 2023 Podcast Philipp M. Reuß

Neue Podcastfolge des #familiensachen Podcasts ist online: Elternwohl im Wechselmodell

A new episode of the #familiensachen podcast has been released. Episode 14 is about the welfare of parents in the legal discussion about the alternating model. The guest is Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbach, she reports on the new results of her research project "Family Models in Germany" and how parents feel with the different care models after separation.

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March 29, 2023 News Philipp M. Reuß

BVerfG overturns child marriage ban (partially)

To the above-mentioned decision of the BVerfG to the child marriage prohibition (in addition here: BVerfGE) I was allowed to talk today with the daily news (to the video it goes here: Daily news of 29.3. 15 o'clock)


February 13, 2023 Blog Philipp M. Reuß

ECtHR rules on commercial surrogacy

In its judgment of 6.12.2022 in Case K.K. and others v Denmark, which is well worth reading, the ECtHR ruled (as far as can be seen) for the first time on questions of commercial surrogacy (see BeckRS 2022, 34593). The intended parents had entered into a surrogacy contract in Ukraine, which required them to pay ... Continue reading