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Astrid Kaufhold

Certified Specialized Attorney in Family Law
Certified Mediator BAfM, BM, Supervisor

Location Minden
T +49 571 83706 - 35
F +49 571 83706 - 66
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1964
  • Legal studies at Bielefeld University from 1983 to 1990
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") in Toronto/Canada and other locations
  • 1990: Bar admission
  • 1997: Admission as Certified Specialized Attorney in Family Law
  • 2006: Mediation training at DAA (German Attorney Academy)
  • 2007 - 2009: Mediation training at BAFM (Federal Working Group on Family Mediation)
  • 2009: Continuing education as systemic consultant
  • 2011 - 2012: Training in mediation-supporting supervision at the University of Heidelberg


Family law

German and international family law

  • Divorce, consequences of a divorce and agreements on the consequences of a divorce
  • Separation, consequences of a separation and separation agreements
  • Agreements between spouses and partners
  • Distribution of assets in case of divorce or separation
  • Claims for the distribution of accrued gains and for retirement benefits
  • Claims to maintenance
  • Matters pertaining to minors, inter alia custody and visitation rights
  • Compulsory partition of real estate by public auction, in particular of family homes
  • Private international law, international family matters
  • International proceedings
  • Guardian ad litem, curatorship and custodianship

Mediation and arbitration


  • Activity as mediator / business mediator, also as co-mediator with other non-attorney mediators
  • Consulting and support during mediation proceedings
  • Preparation of mediation agreements and mediation clauses
  • Consulting during the preparation and review of mediation agreements prepared in the cause of mediation
  • Notarial certification of agreements made during mediation
  • Business mediation (e.g. succession plan in family-run businesses, internal conflicts, conflicts during contract negotiations and contract performance, disputes between enterprises, disputes regarding employment relationships)
  • Mediation in spousal and family matters, in separation and divorce proceedings
  • Probate mediation, regulation of succession
  • Mediation in disputes between tenants and landlords or between neighbors



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