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Dr. Philipp Hahn

Lawyer and Notary in and for Bielefeld
Certified Specialized Attorney in Inheritance Law
Fachanwalt für Familienrecht

Location Bielefeld
T +49 521 96535 - 899
F +49 521 96535 - 114
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1981
  • Studies of law at Bielefeld University, with specialization in family and inheritance law
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2008
  • Research Associate at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Astrid Wallrabenstein, Bielefeld University
  • Legal clerkship ("Referendariat") at Bochum District Court, with a position at a law firm specializing in family law
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") in 2013
  • Partner in a law firm in Bielefeld specializing in family law and inheritance law 2013 - 2022
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) in inheritance law with constitutional law references under Prof. Dr. Gerhard Otte 2014
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Family Law 2017
  • Appointment as notary in 2020
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Inheritance Law 2021
  • Joined the firm in 2022


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

Asset planning, succession, succession law

Succession law

  • Design of last wills
  • Contracts of inheritance (notarial)
  • Order of the execution of a will
  • Renunciation of inheritance
  • Renunciation to the compulsory portion
  • Determination of the legal succession including spousal inheritance rights
  • Acceptance and renunciation of the inheritance
  • Liabilities of the heirs, obligations of the estate
  • Administration of estates
  • Community of heirs
  • Compulsory portion regulations
  • Offsetting of gifts against the compulsory portion
  • Request for the issuance of a certificate of inheritance
  • Purchase of an inheritance, transfer of shares of an inheritance

Asset succession and company succession

  • Succession planning
  • Prevention of claims for compulsory portions
  • Anticipated succession
  • Enduring power of attorney
  • Transfer agreements
  • Agreements on the renunciation of the compulsory portion
  • Lump sum provisions

Asset planning

  • Prenuptial agreements



  • Die Rückwirkung von Gesetzesänderungen im Erbrecht, 2014


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