German Law/Divorce


I am a US soldier living in North Carolina, I have been married 5 years to a Polish National. We got married in Germany and we are looking at filling for Divorce. Can you help us filed from here?
How much will it cost? We have two daughter and she will keep custody of them. Can you help us with our issues. I look forward to your response.

Dear Jose,

I would only be able to file for you guys for divorce if your wife is planning to move back to Germany or lives already back over there. For a divorce in Germany with two children I normally charge a retainer of ca. 3500,00 EUR = ca. US-$4900.00 and this would include ca. 850,00 EUR for court fees for the court hearing & divorce decision, I would write & file the divorce claim, your representation at the court hearing by my partner in Germany (so you don't have to travel there) & a support calculation according to German law. But the exact amount depends on your average monthly net income.

You can contact me directly

Carolin Schulz-Burgess
German Attorney at Law/Foreign Legal Consultant

German Legal Services
306 South Walker Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Tel. +1 803 254-8153
Fax +1 803 753-9295

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Carolin Schulz-Burgess


German legal issues on inheritance, divorce, alimony, child custody and support, last wills and testaments, and other problems involving international family and civil law.


I am a certified German laywer with professional experience in both German and American law firms. Since 2001 I have been working independently at my firm, German Legal Services. I have represented hundreds of clients on matters involving US-German legal issues. One of my firm's areas of specialization is in divorce and child support and custody issues between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and German civilians.

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I received my undergraduate and JD degrees both from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, whose law school is consistently ranked in the top 10 in Germany.

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