Category Archives: Law

German Law on Having Babies

Last night, I received this e-mail: A married but separated woman asked if German law allows her husband to have babies with another woman while they aren’t yet divorced. Because this question comes up regularly, let me answer it once and for all: … Continue reading

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Stupid questions get funny answers

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Charlie Hebdo

“Je suis Charlie” – “I am Charlie” – we could read on many Facebook and Twitter profiles after the attack on the French satirical newspaper. That was cheap and maybe a bit presumptuous, even though it was of course intended as a show of … Continue reading

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The effects of FATCA?

For more than 10 years, I have been helping clients to obtain German citizenship. Those who have German parents, grand-parents or further removed ancestors either are German already (often without knowing it) or eligible for naturalization under less strict conditions than other applicants. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Serbia!

At the airport in Belgrade, I spotted this poster. That shows a welcoming culture! Two weeks later, it had been removed however.

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Europe, still divided

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, Europe has grown together. Countries which didn’t even exist as independent states back then are now member states of EU and NATO. The European Union reaches all the … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (44) Taxes

Tax rate: Tax raid: Whenever I heard the word “tax rate” during law school, I imagined a “tax raid” and a film began to play in my head. I never learnt much about tax law.

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