The privatization of Family Law in Germany

Di Gerhard Hohloch -

The report is related to the German legal situation concerning “private autonomy” and “privatization” in family law. German family law was starting on a base of “strict law” with only some elements of “private autonomy”. In the course of the modernisation and differentiation of the regulations since 1950 elements of private autonomous design have gained greater importance. This applies to substantive family law and international family law.