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Good divorce lawyer for a high conflict divorce in Zurich area

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I am married 23 years and unfortunately experiencing high conflict divorce process. We have already been to court for the separation and I think the court somehow favored my husband. My husband ‘promised’ me to take everything he can financially - I do need a good exeperienced lawyer.
Thank you for any recommendation and have a nice weekend .
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Re: Good divorce lawyer for a high conflict divorce in Zurich area

I think it's a lot simpler than him taking all your money and rather all the assets are halved, but I'm sure someone will be along soon with more information.
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Old 23.03.2018, 18:19
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I think it's a lot simpler than him taking all your money and rather all the assets are halved, but I'm sure someone will be along soon with more information.
Mostly correct, except that only assets acquired during the marriage, excluding inheritances, are halved.

Assets held before the marriage and inheritances remain the property of the individuals.

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Mostly correct, except that only assets acquired during the marriage, excluding inheritances, are halved.

Assets held before the marriage and inheritances remain the property of the individuals.

Tom
I like Swiss marriage laws, much better than the UK's system where someone can seemingly have to give half of everything even after only a few years of marriage.

PS: Good luck to the OP, hope you can get the divorce settled without too much pain and anguish.
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Re: Good divorce lawyer for a high conflict divorce in Zurich area

I've currently initiated(since Nov. 2017) proceedings with a divorce lawyer from the following thread. She seems good, but it's not really a conflict divorce. As mentioned in previous posts, everything very much much regulated in Swiss law. We had been married 25 years funnily enough.

Anyway, her mother-tongue is English, which might help.

https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...er-z-rich.html
http://www.breleu.ch/en/jacqueline-fothergill-fehr/

Not sure she has the capacity, but I find I her excellent.

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https://www.ch.ch/en/divorce/
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Re: Good divorce lawyer for a high conflict divorce in Zurich area

I have been in a high conflict divorce for over two years, plenty of experiences to share and multiple appearances in court. The proceedings started by surprise while I was hospitalized recovering from a stroke. My ex tried to prevent me from ever returning to the house and keep the property and all my savings. Everything planned from her side, no emotions there only a desire to keep my money and property.

I highly recommend Richard Chlup http://www.chlup.ch/. Chlup first came to see me in the hospital where I was and has always been available on weekends and evenings as well by email. Dr, Chlup has represented me in the local court (Bezirksgericht), the state Prosecutor office (Staatsanwaltschaft), and the Supreme Court of Zürich. A nice thing is that he does not charge by the minute, so I am never reluctant to ask a question or discuss a topic. He speaks English, German, and Russian at least.

Someone posted here that they like Swiss marriage laws. I have the opposite experience where the Swiss courts give everything to the woman and assume the man is guilty by default; a Swiss policeman told me a similar thing during this divorce by the way.
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I have been in a high conflict divorce for over two years, plenty of experiences to share and multiple appearances in court. The proceedings started by surprise while I was hospitalized recovering from a stroke. My ex tried to prevent me from ever returning to the house and keep the property and all my savings. Everything planned from her side, no emotions there only a desire to keep my money and property.
Jesus that sounds like my (probably any man's) worst nightmare and I wish you the best of luck!. May I ask out of curiousity where she was from?

Regarding Swiss divorce laws I guess things change if you have kids... but otherwise should it not be reasonably simple and you give half of everything gained during the marriage?
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I have been in a high conflict divorce for over two years, plenty of experiences to share and multiple appearances in court. The proceedings started by surprise while I was hospitalized recovering from a stroke. My ex tried to prevent me from ever returning to the house and keep the property and all my savings. Everything planned from her side, no emotions there only a desire to keep my money and property.

I highly recommend Richard Chlup http://www.chlup.ch/. Chlup first came to see me in the hospital where I was and has always been available on weekends and evenings as well by email. Dr, Chlup has represented me in the local court (Bezirksgericht), the state Prosecutor office (Staatsanwaltschaft), and the Supreme Court of Zürich. A nice thing is that he does not charge by the minute, so I am never reluctant to ask a question or discuss a topic. He speaks English, German, and Russian at least.

Someone posted here that they like Swiss marriage laws. I have the opposite experience where the Swiss courts give everything to the woman and assume the man is guilty by default; a Swiss policeman told me a similar thing during this divorce by the way.
May I ask you some questions regarding your lawyer, Dr. Chlup? He seems to be very good from your description.

Thanks.
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I was involved in a complicated separation with spouse having lots of evil, hidden agendas as well. I opted to separate in Switzerland. I contacted 6 lawyers and only 2 understood my problem. Mr Chlup understood the issues in more depth and took a genuine interest in my case, he is definitely not one of the many "rip off" lawyers around here. Unlike many lawyers, he thought outside of the box and found a creative and practical solution for a major, horrific issue I was facing. He took the time and did not charge by the minute, rates are very reasonable
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Good evening,

I am married 23 years and unfortunately experiencing high conflict divorce process. We have already been to court for the separation and I think the court somehow favored my husband. My husband ‘promised’ me to take everything he can financially - I do need a good exeperienced lawyer.
Thank you for any recommendation and have a nice weekend .
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Hi,
Unfortunately I am in the same situation. May I ask about your experience with the high conflict divorce lawyers? Any recommendations? Thanks a million.
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Re: Good divorce lawyer for a high conflict divorce in Zurich area

Hello! I went to see a lady first, Herenda, she was educated in the US so good with expats but honestly my divorce got nasty and she said she could not help further. I then contacted Dr Chlup and won my case

I can give you the website addresses of the lawyers I contacted, Chlup will provide initial advice for free: www.herenda.ch and www.chlup.ch

Good luck!
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I've currently initiated(since Nov. 2017) proceedings with a divorce lawyer from the following thread. She seems good, but it's not really a conflict divorce. As mentioned in previous posts, everything very much much regulated in Swiss law. We had been married 25 years funnily enough.

Anyway, her mother-tongue is English, which might help.

https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...er-z-rich.html
http://www.breleu.ch/en/jacqueline-fothergill-fehr/

Not sure she has the capacity, but I find I her excellent.

Just to add, I have just used this firm to finalise my divorce in St Gallen. My lawyer was Markus Imhof. Everything was in English, it was fast, friendly, efficient and good value. He charges 275.00 an hour, but everything was done so quickly, no superficial extras to surprise me. Because of Covid travel restrictions I was excused attending the hearing and he went for me. He even went beyond what I requested and negotiated a better pension split for me!

I've just paid the court costs and their Swift number wasn't accepted by my UK bank, so he told me to send the money to him and he'll pay it. Not many lawyers would do that without charging for their time!
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