Dr. Barbara Schramm


Family Law, Inheritance Law

Certified Expert for Family Law


Richard Ahlers


Dr. Barbara Schramm’s family law work focuses mainly on German and international family law (representation in divorce proceedings; equalisation of pension rights and amendments to such arrangements; preparing prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, divorce agreements, division of jointly owned assets), the law of extra-marital cohabitation (preparation of cohabitation agreements; representation and advice at the end of the relationship, including the division of jointly owned assets or assertion of settlement claims under civil law).

In inheritance law she advises on the drafting of wills and contracts of inheritance, the distribution of estates and compulsory portion issues as well as on lifetime donations and succession planning




2020 Founding partner at Witzel Erb Backu & Partner


2001 Joined SSW law firm, partner 2003

1997 Certified expert for family law

1993 Admitted to the bar

Legal studies in Heidelberg and Düsseldorf


German Bar Association

Family Law Working Group of the German Bar Association

German Association for Estate Law and Estate Planning


Regular speaker on family law matters, in particular separation and divorce.

Joint editor of the NZFam journal published by Beck. External editor of NJW-Spezial periodical, area of family law. Publications on issues of German and international family law.


Publications Author of the advice book “Trennung, Scheidung, Unterhalt für Frauen” published by Haufe.

Author of the NomosProzessHandbuch “Verfahren in Familiensachen” published by Nomos on the subjects of equalisation of pension rights, extra-marital cohabitation and settlement claims under civil law