Family Law

Focus on Resolving Conflict

Legal advice in family matters has a long tradition with us. We advise and assist in all contentious and non-contentious family law proceedings, in particular in the areas of preliminary relief in family law matters, divorce, pre- and postnuptial and inheritance contracts, spousal maintenance, matrimonial property law, child-related matters, cohabitation, as well as in matters of child and adult protection (authority to grant power of attorney, living wills and guardianships, etc.). We provide notarisation of pre- and postnuptial contracts and inheritance contracts through our in-house notary's office.

At the interface with inheritance law, through our inheritance law specialists we offer companies and private individuals bespoke succession planning, taking into account the consequences under family and inheritance law and supporting the planning and implementation of practical solutions (including, for example, the creation of foundations and trusts).

Publications

Publication Fallstricke bei der Gestaltung und Formulierung von Ehe- und Erbverträgen

Fornito Roberto, in: Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP) 08/2019, S. 795 ff. 

Publication Das Haustier bei Auflösung des gemeinsamen Haushaltes Murphy Anna, Hammer-Feldges Marianne, in: Brennpunkt Familienrecht, Festschrift für Thomas Geiser, Zürich/St.Gallen 2017, S. 311-326

Publication Unausgereifte Revisionsvorlage zum Kindesunterhalt Murphy Anna, Huber Michael, Bortolani Trachsel, in: Plädoyer 05/2014

Publication Gerichtliche Beschwerdeinstanz Murphy Anna, Steck Daniel, in: Fountoulakis Christina/Affolter-Fringeli Kurt/Biderbost Yvo/Steck Daniel (Hrsg.), Fachhandbuch Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzrecht, Zürich 2016, S. 789-820

Publication Das Güterrecht der Ehegatten - kein Buch mit sieben Siegeln Murphy Anna, in: Swissconsultants.ch Business news 1/16, S. 29-31

Publication Kindes-und Erwachsenenschutzbehörde Murphy Anna, Steck Daniel, in: Fountoulakis Christina/Affolter-Fringeli Kurt/Biderbost Yvo/Steck Daniel (Hrsg.), Fachhandbuch Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzrecht, Zürich 2016, S. 693-787

Publication Eheschutz (Art. 175 ff. ZGB) - Ein aktueller Überblick Diethelm Pascal, in: Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP) 6/2003, S. 655-671

Publication Zum Aussöhnungsversuch in Ehesachen gemäss der bernischen Zivilprozessordnung nach der Teilrevision vom 19. Februar 2004 Brönnimann Jürgen, in: Rechtsetzung und Rechtsdurchsetzung, Festschrift für Franz Kellerhals, Bern 2005, S. 265 ff.

Events

The attorneys of the Family Practice Group stand out with their long-standing experience and competence in family law issues - in both an advisory and representative capacity.

Annina Berchtold-Schreiner, Head of the Family and Inheritance Law Practice Group



Our team, your specialists.

Our team, your specialists.

Annina Berchtold-Schreiner

Head
M.A. HSG in Law, SAV Family Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English

Annina Berchtold-Schreiner

Head
M.A. HSG in Law, SAV Family Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English

T +41 58 258 14 00
annina.berchtold@bratschi.ch

Linda Augstburger

MLaw
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
St.Gallen
German, English

Linda Augstburger

MLaw
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
St.Gallen
German, English

T +41 58 258 14 00
linda.augstburger@bratschi.ch

Pascal Diethelm

lic. iur. HSG, SAV Family Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German

Pascal Diethelm

lic. iur. HSG, SAV Family Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German

T +41 58 258 14 00
pascal.diethelm@bratschi.ch

Roberto Fornito

Dr. iur. HSG, SAV Inheritance Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English, Italian

Roberto Fornito

Dr. iur. HSG, SAV Inheritance Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English, Italian

T +41 58 258 14 00
roberto.fornito@bratschi.ch

Tanja Frischknecht

MLaw
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
St.Gallen
German, English, Italian

Tanja Frischknecht

MLaw
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
St.Gallen
German, English, Italian

T +41 58 258 14 00
tanja.frischknecht@bratschi.ch

Céline Hofer

M.A. HSG in Law
Mediator SBA
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English

Céline Hofer

M.A. HSG in Law
Mediator SBA
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English

T +41 58 258 14 00
celine.hofer@bratschi.ch

Melanija Jovanovic

M.A. HSG in Rechtswissenschaften
Trainee
St.Gallen
German, English, Serbian

Melanija Jovanovic

M.A. HSG in Rechtswissenschaften
Trainee
St.Gallen
German, English, Serbian

T +41 58 258 14 00
melanija.jovanovic@bratschi.ch

Michael Suter

MLaw
Attorney-at-Law and Notary
Partner
Berne
German, English, French

Michael Suter

MLaw
Attorney-at-Law and Notary
Partner
Berne
German, English, French

T +41 58 258 16 00
michael.suter@bratschi.ch