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Maria Demirci

Certified inheritance law attorney
Certified family law attorney

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As a specialist lawyer for inheritance law and family law, I am your competent contact for national and international matters. With my many years of experience, I assist private individuals and entrepreneurs both in providing preventive advice and in accompanying conflicts.

My expertise covers the following areas in particular:

  • Planning and structuring anticipated succession with asset transfers;
  • Advice on and drafting of wills, inheritance contracts and waivers of compulsory portions;
  • Drafting of provident arrangements, including health care powers of attorney and living wills;
  • Advice on and drafting of prenuptial agreements for preventive asset protection;
  • Enforcement and defence of claims after the occurrence of an inheritance event, such as claims to a compulsory portion, as well as in inheritance disputes;
  • Representation in inheritance certificate proceedings in cases of disputed validity and interpretation of wills or unclear succession;
  • Advice and representation in the event of separation and divorce.

When providing legal advice, I also take into account all personal aspects in order to meet your needs. In doing so, I always work in a forward-looking and solution-oriented manner.

In the event of conflicts, I am committed to finding amicable solutions. Should amicable solutions not be achievable, I also accompany my clients through court proceedings with the necessary readiness for conflict, within the framework of careful strategic and tactical planning.

For several years, the magazine FOCUS has awarded me the title of TOP lawyer in both inheritance law and family law. In addition, I have co-authored numerous specialist books and guidebooks on the subject of inheritance law and family law and am a permanent author for Juris, Germany's largest online research service. I am also regularly quoted as an expert in the print and online media.



Attorney 2009
Certified inheritance law attorney
Certified family law attorney


German, Greek, English



  • Demirci, Maria; Radwan, Samira: The German-Swiss succession case, in: ZErb Issue 01/2019, p. 1 ff and 02/19, p. 29 ff

Book publications

  • Demirci, Maria: Art. 24 EGBGB, Art. 15 ErwSÜ, Art. 16 ErwSÜ. In: Kurze (ed.): Vorsorgerecht, Vollmacht, Patientenverfügung, lebzeitige Verfügungen., 2nd edition, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2023
  • Demirci, Maria; Julia Roglmeier: Das Behindertestament, 2nd edition, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2022 (co-author)
  • Demirci, Maria: § 3 Information, affidavit and valuation, § 8 Distribution of the burden of the compulsory portion. In: Krug/Horn (eds.): Pflichtteilsprozess, 3rd edition, Nomos Verlag, 2021.
  • Demirci, Maria; Julia Roglmeier: Richtig vererben unter Ehegatten - Das Berliner Testament, 3rd edition, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2021 (co-author).
  • Demirci, Maria: Elternunterhalt - Wenn Kinder für ihre Eltern haften, 2nd edition, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2020
  • Demirci, Maria: Meine, deine, unsere Kinder - Sorge, Umgang, Unterhalt, 1st edition, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2015
  • Demirci, Maria: Betreuungsfall - was nun?, 2nd edition, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2015
  • Demirci, Maria: Scheidung und Unterhalt, so sichern Sie Ihre Rechte, 1st edition, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2011

Comments on court decisions

  • Demirci, Maria: Decision on Costs in Case of Withdrawal of Application in Matters of Childhood. Comment on OLG Brandenburg, order of 11.03.2019 - 15 WF 29/19, in: jurisPR-FamR 09/2020, note 2
  • Demirci, Maria: Pflichtteilsergänzung bei Einräumung eines Nießbrauchsrechts zugunsten des Lebensgefährten. Comment on LG Kiel, judgement of 02.02.2018 - 12 O 82/17, in: jurisPR-FamR 01/2020, note 8
  • Demirci, Maria: Exclusion of the spouse's right to inherit in the event of suspension of proceedings. Comment on OLG Düsseldorf, order of 19.09.2017 - II-6 UF 30/17, in: jurisPR-FamR 21/2019, note 1
  • Demirci, Maria: European matrimonial property regimes, Haufe Anwalt Office, 2019
  • Demirci, Maria: Kostenentscheidung bei Antragsrücknahme in Kindschaftssache. Anmerkung zu OLG Brandenburg, Beschluss vom 11.03.2019 - 15 WF 29/19, in: jurisPR-FamR 09/2020, Anm. 2
  • Demirci, Maria: Rome III Regulation, Haufe Anwalt Office, 2018
  • Demirci, Maria: No likelihood of success of a divorce petition in the case of a domestic private divorce. Decision review on OLG Nuremberg, decision of 10.05.2016 - 7 WF 550/16, in: NZFam 04/2016, p. 1200
  • Demirci, Maria: Damage claim of the child in case of use of the child's savings by parents. Comment on OLG Frankfurt, decision of 28.05.2015 - 5 UF 53/15, in: jurisPR-FamR 04/2016, note 2
  • Demirci, Maria: Divorce: Applicable law in the case of German and Angolan nationality and habitual residence in Germany. Comment on OLG Jena, order of 28.04.2015 - 1 UF 668/14, in: jurisPR-FamR 19/2015, note 3
  • Demirci, Maria: Foreign adoption: Recognizability of a Greek adoption decision. Comment on OLG Hamm, order of 17.02.20215 - II-11 UF 222/14, in: jurisPR-FamR 15/2015, note 4
  • Demirci, Maria: Behandlung eines verfrühten Scheidungsantrages bei Ablauf des Trennungsjahres im Beschwerdeverfahren. Anmerkung zu OLG Köln, Beschluss vom 02.09.2014 - 14 UF 65/14, in: jurisPR-FamR 12/2015, Anm. 2
  • Demirci, Maria: Assertion of a maintenance claim by the child in its own name in the case of separated parents with custody. Comment on OLG Oldenburg, order of 02.04.2014 - 11 UF 34/14, in: jurisPR-FamR 21/2014, note 2
  • Demirci, Maria: Necessity of the assignment of a lawyer because of the interest in secrecy in the home address. Comment on OLG Celle, order of 29.01.2014 - 10 WF 25/14, in: jurisPR-FamR 13/2014, note 3
  • Demirci, Maria: Antrag auf Grundbuchberichtigung bei gestaffelter Nacherbschaft. Comment on OLG Munich, order of 07.08.2013 - 34 Wx 161/13, in: jurisPR-FamR 05/2014, note 5


  • Regular lecturer at Haufe Lexware GmbH & Co. KG in cooperation with DeutscherAnwaltVerlag on inheritance law and family law
  • Lecturer in the further training of lawyers in inheritance law and family law

Other publications

  • Female-Finance-Podcast zum Thema: Mehr Geld, mehr Probleme (
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung on the topic: Real estate - Without a marriage certificate: Think about separation when buying real estate (
  • Tagesgespräch auf Bayern 2 und in ARD-alpha zum Thema: Streitpunkte Rente und Vermögen: Haben Sie einen Ehevertrag? (

Member of

  • German Association for Inheritance Law and Succession (DVEV)
  • German Interest Group for Inheritance Law and Pension Provision e.V. (DIGEV)
  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Working Group for Inheritance Law in the German Bar Association (DAV)