What we stand for

Since its foundation 25 years ago, WHL has developed into a leading law firm in German and international family and inheritance law. As specialist lawyers, we combine a high degree of professional competence and thoroughness with a deep understanding of the very personal issues involved in family and inheritance law.

Wherever possible, we seek amicable and pragmatic solutions so that our clients can look to the future with confidence. But not at any price: We are experienced litigators and will take your case to court if necessary.

Our areas of expertise

We are broadly positioned in these legal fields and advise in three languages.

Family Law

We are particularly experienced in dealing with family law issues such as separation and divorce.


Inheritance Law

Do you want to plan the transfer of your wealth to the next generation or settle an estate? We are here to help.



We address international matters in our areas of expertise in a competent and experienced manner. We speak English and French.


Who we are

We are advisors, not yes-men. We give you realistic assessments, not empty promises. We work with you to develop solutions that are tailored to your specific needs - with focus and emotional intelligence. We ensure the high quality of our work through continuous training. Frequent recommendations in German rankings by Stern and Focus show that our approach is successful.

Find out more about our expertise and how we work.

More about us

The next steps

  • Phone call

    In a short phone call you can tell us about your situation and schedule an initial consultation.

  • Initial consultation

    We will look at the legal aspects of your situation and discuss your options. The initial consultation will be charged EUR 226.10 incl. 19% VAT in accordance with §34 RVG.

  • Mandate

    Once we have agreed on the best way forward and you have mandated us, we work on resolving your matter.

Contact us

How can we help? Contact us by telephone Mon-Thurs between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or send us an e-mail with your name and telephone number. We will call you back as soon as possible.

Our office is located at Kapellstraße 12, 40479 Düsseldorf. There are two public charging points for electric cars opposite our door. Otherwise, park in the APCOA Parkhaus Dieterich-Karree.