Personal and Financial Consequences of Marriage

Understand the affect a marriage will have on your personal and financial state, including family names and amendable documents...

Under Swiss law, both spouses keep their original surnames. The couple can also choose to use either of those surnames as a shared family name.

A married couple are also subject to a matrimonial property regime. This is a set of duties and rights concerning financial relations within the marriage and the division of property in the event of death or divorce.

Documents to amend following marriage

As a consequence of the name change, certain documents should be updated:

  • Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • Identity card
  • Bank and credit cards