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There are 18 services for Separating if you have a child

Separating if you have a child

There are numerous questions associated with separating or divorcing if you have children. What support is available to separated parents or lone parents? What do custody rights include? What do visitation rights include? Who can decide on what? What name do I use and what name does my child use? What happens if one of the partners remarries?

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Apply for an advance on maintenance for children of single parents

Are you a single parent and receive no or only partial maintenance from the other parent? Then, under certain conditions, you can apply for a maintenance advance.

Apply for guardianship

A minor (under the age of 18) receives a guardian if he is not under parental authority or if the parents are not entitled to represent the minor in matters of person or property...

Apply for the surrender of the child by way of a temporary injunction

Personal custody includes the right to demand the return of the child from anyone who withholds it from the parents or a parent.

Applying for child support under the simplified procedure

For a minor child of separated parents, appropriate maintenance may be required from the part liable for maintenance.

Applying for withdrawal of parental authority in the event of a threat to the child's best interests

The proceedings are initiated ex officio by the competent family court, in particular on the basis of suggestions from the Youth Welfare Office, which in turn acts on the basis of reports from neighbours, educators, teachers or relatives, for example.

Applying for withdrawal of parental authority in the event of a threat to the child's property

If you become aware that a child's property is at risk, in particular by his or her parents or one of his parents, report this to the family court at the district court.

Check maintenance claims against a person living abroad and forward them to the competent authorities.

If the other parent lives abroad and does not pay child support, you can get assistance from the Beistandschaft as well as the Amtsgericht.

Check maintenance claims against a person living abroad.

If the other parent lives abroad and does not pay maintenance, you can obtain support from the assistance office and the local court and have the maintenance obligation checked and possibly certified.

Claiming maintenance

You are a single parent and get no money or too little money from the other parent for your child? Then you can get advice and support from the youth welfare office.

Claiming maintenance for children born out of wedlock

As a non-married mother, you can claim maintenance from the child's father on the occasion of the birth of the joint child.

Communicate changes that are important for the receipt of advance maintenance payments

Do you receive advance maintenance payments and there have been changes? Then you must inform your responsible maintenance advance office immediately.

Enforce maintenance claims from abroad in court

If the other parent liable for maintenance lives in Germany and you want to claim maintenance for your child living abroad, you can have this claim enforced in court.

Examine and pursue maintenance claims against a person living abroad.

If the other parent lives abroad and does not pay child support, you can get assistance from the Beistandschaft and the Amtsgericht.

Have it checked annually to see if my child is receiving an advance on maintenance

Do you receive an advance on alimony? In this case, the maintenance advance office checks annually whether all the conditions for entitlement to an advance on maintenance are still met.

Maintenance claims Applying for notarisation

If the other parent does not provide maintenance, you can receive support from the conservatorship and have the maintenance obligation notarized. The maintenance advance payment office can help you directly financially and make an advance or replacement of maintenance.

Order supplementary nurses

A supplementary caregiver is appointed by the court if the child is under parental care or guardianship, but the parents or guardian are or are prevented from taking care of...

Receive advice and assistance in determining paternity from the Youth Welfare Office

You have or are having a child and the father of the child does not want to acknowledge his paternity or is unknown? Then you can get advice and support from the Youth Welfare Office.

Request advice on separation and divorce matters

If you are thinking about a separation or divorce without having made a decision so far, you can contact various counselling centres. If you have decided to separate or divorce,...