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Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, August 19, 2011

Family Law in Austria

From Austrian Times:

Social Democratic (SPÖ) Minister for Women Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek has revealed plans of a significant family law reform.

The minister told magazine profil she wanted to change current regulations to help unmarried couples. Heinisch-Hosek said Austrian law should feature regulations considering how assets are shared if people break up. She added unmarried adults should have the right to obtain information on their partners’ condition if they are hospitalised. Medics are currently not obliged to disclose such information to people who are living together but are not married. Austrian family law means unmarried people have no general right to inherit their deceased partner’s possessions. It fails to feature a regulation regarding pensions too.

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It sounds to me like Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek has given these reforms a lot of thought.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Aug 21, 2011 4:55:06 PM

Glad to see the Australian lawmakers are trying to get it right - I wish our lawmakers here in the US would learn a thing or two from the Aussies' example.

Posted by: Divorce Lawyer Oklahoma City | Sep 19, 2011 7:26:47 PM

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