Mrs Mahlendorf-Schäfer concentrates on the following fields:

Family law

  • Separation settlements
  • Calculation of support payments
  • Child custody
  • Visiting rights
  • Division of household effects
  • Equalization of accrued assets
  • Options for the equalization of pension rights
  • Divorce settlements
  • Support for parents

Social law

  • Social tribunal proceedings
  • Disability pensions 
  • Claims for compensation against the employers’ liability insurance
  • Minimum unemployment benefit ALG II
  • Nursing home benefit 


  • Out of court settlements,
  • particularly in matters of
    • family law (esp. visiting rights and division of assets on separation and divorce)
    • Neighbourhood law

Ute Mahlendorf-Schäfer
Recognized specialist Fachwanwalt for family law and mediation
born on 24.09.1958 in Bielefeld
married, 1 child


1985 Graduated with 2nd law qualification from Bielefeld University, Admitted to the practice of law
2007 Trainined as mediator
2011 Admitted to the practice of family law as Fachanwalt (recognized specialist)

English, French

Focus of work:
family law, social law, custody of adults

Major interests:
Mediation, guardianship ad litem

Member of:
Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV) e.V.(Association of German Lawyers)
Member of the Working Group for Family Law within the DAV