Family law regarding divorce in Switzerland has evolved in recent years. The issues of divorce proceedings, settlements between spouses, alimony for children and a divorced spouse are regulated in the Swiss Civil Code and the Code of Civil Procedure, as well as in the Federal Act on social security in the event of retirement and disability pensions of December 17, 1993. The model has been adopted so far. mutual responsibility of spouses, which meant that if one spouse devoted himself to household chores and did not take up professional work, and the marriage lasted at least 10 years, he could not be expected to take up professional work, especially if he was over forty-five years of age. Currently, based on the Civil Code, the duration of the marriage, the division of responsibilities during it, the age and health of the spouses, education, as well as their income and assets are taken into account, which influence the taking up of a professional career.
The introduction of the institution of no-fault divorce as well as the regulation of the economic consequences of divorce were crucial for the new divorce law. This change was intended to reduce divorce costs and reduce the mental burden on the aroused. In these cases, it is possible to obtain exemption from the costs of court proceedings, but there is no obligation to hire a lawyer.