The more sensitive a topic is, the more valuable the notary becomes.
If one party brings assets to a marriage, do these then belong to both partners? How can assets be peacefully divided up in the event of a divorce? How to proceed with an adoption? Who can buy property together? Can a partner be included in a rental agreement?
There are many situations which merit formal arrangements. In family matters, discretion and legal security are especially important. In these circumstances a notary has two main functions: their experience with family law makes them a valuable source of advice when dealing with difficult decisions. In some cases they are also appointed by the state to legally clarify a situation and record it in a deed, for example with paternity statements or a declaration of consent in the case of medically assisted reproduction (IVF).