Corinna Werwigk-Hertneck

Lawyer, Partner
Inheritance and Family Law Specialist
Former Justice Minister

Königstraße 52
70173 Stuttgart, Deutschland
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Areas of Specialism

Corinna Werwigk-Hertneck has been an inheritance and family lawyer for over 35 years. She has special expertise in divorce, property, maintenance and custody law and rights of access and visitation. She advises and represents spouses, long-term partners and members of non-traditional families in family law and inheritance matters, in particular in relation to creating testamentary dispositions and litigious inheritance disputes.

Career

Corinna Werwigk-Hertneck studied law in Kiel and Tübingen. She has been admitted as a lawyer in Stuttgart since 1981. Between 2002 and 2004 she was Justice Minister and Commissioner for Foreigners in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Corinna Werwigk-Hertneck chaired the Justice, Interior Affairs, Integration and Consumer Protection Committee of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) from 2003 to 2013 and has acted as an expert to the Committee since then.

Memberships

  • Family Law section of the German Bar Association
  • Inheritance Law section of the German Bar Association
  • German Association for Inheritance Law and Estate Planning (DVEV)

Lectures

  • “Facing the Future with Confidence: Making Provision for an Emergency”, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, October 2016
  • “Facing the Future with Confidence: Making Provision for an Emergency”, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, October 2015
  • “All about Money – Retirement Planning so You Can Face the Future without Worries”, BW Bank, series of lectures, Stuttgart and the surrounding area, 2006-2014
  • “What We Leave Behind when We’re Gone: Wills and the Mistakes to Be Avoided”, Evangelical Society, Stuttgart, September 2011
  • “Inheriting and Bequeathing”, Paul Gerhardt Forum, Stuttgart, November 2009
  • “What We Leave Behind when We’re Gone: Wills and the Mistakes to Be Avoided”, Evangelical Society, Stuttgart, March 2007
  • “Living Wills: Preparing for the Worst”, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Stuttgart, November 2005
  • “Mediation – Finding Solutions to Crises”, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, October 2005
  • “Do I Need to Make a Will? What Can I Do Beforehand?”, Liberal Women, Stuttgart, April 2005
  • “Guardianship Law”, BW Bank, Mannheim, June 2004
  • “The Future of Legal Advice in Germany – Reform of the Legal Advice Act”, Landesvertretung Baden- Württemberg, Berlin, May 2004
  • “Law against Domestic Violence”, coordination centre of the Freiburg Intervention Project against Domestic Violence (FRIG), Freiburg/Breisgau, March 2004
  • “Anonymous Birth”, an event with Bishop Fürst, House of the Diocese, Stuttgart, December 2003
  • “Protecting Human Rights – A Challenge for Coexistence in an Immigrant Society”, project conference of the German Association of Judges, Stuttgart Higher Regional Court, December 2003
  • “Forced Marriage”, spring conference of the Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research e.V. (FEST), Heidelberg, January 2001
  • “Family Mediation”, legal conference of the FDP group in the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg, December 2000

Publications

  • Werwigk-Hertneck, “Secret” Paternity Tests, Biopolitics Magazine (Zeitschrift für Biopolitik), 2004, p. 249 et seq.
  • Werwigk-Hertneck/Mauch, Towards a European Code of Family Law, Family Law Journal, 2004, p. 574 et seq.

Client Comments

    Mrs Werwigk-Hertneck and her team have been providing me with outstanding support on divorce and inheritance law matters since 2015. The reliable, prompt and highly competent way they handle every matter and court hearing is more than commendable. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to others.

    Sybille Richter

    I felt that I was in safe hands and well supported at all times. The efficient and prompt way that written correspondence was handled was very impressive. Let me take this opportunity to praise your secretarial staff as well. I would definitely recommend your law firm.

    Silvia Hübsch


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