Swiss Marital Law – It’s Never Too Early and Hardly Ever Too Late for a Marriage Contract


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When it comes to marriage and divorce, one might rely on the experience of the recently passed away, eight times married Zsa Zsa Gabor, who once said: “You never really know a man until you have divorced him.” And as for the secondary effects of divorce, Zsa Zsa Gabor stated: “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house”.

Alternatively, one might think of Roseanne Barr, who ranks number 2 of the ten highest divorce settlements paid by women in Hollywood. Roseanne Barr refused a prenuptial agreement – and reportedly even fired her attorney for suggesting to enter into one – when she married Tom Arnold in 1990. Four years later, when their nasty divorce played out in the media, she might have regretted that decision. In the end, Tom Arnold allegedly left the marriage with a $50 million pay day. Is this why Roseanne Barr later once said, “My husband and I didn’t sign a pre-nuptial agreement. We signed a mutual suicide pact”?

What are the effects of marriage and divorce in Switzerland? In order to answer this question, we have prepared a pdf for you, which examines the following points:

  • How to get married
  • Effects of the marriage
  • Divorce and separation
  • Matrimonial Property Regime
  • Arrangement Options

Please click here to download the pdf.


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