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The assistance is a free offer of the Youth Office.

Assistance can be set up for
  • the determination of paternity or
  • the claim of child maintenance.

Who should I contact?

The Youth Office is responsible at the place of residence of the applicant parent.

Which documents are required?

A written application to the Youth Office is sufficient.
Eligible is
  • the parent who is solely entitled to parental custody,
  • in the case of parents who have joint parental custody, the parent with whom the child lives,
  • the mother-to-be (or her representative if the mother is incapacitated) if the child has not yet been born.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Upon receipt of the application, the Youth Office will immediately assist the child.
Assistance shall end as soon as the applicant so requests in writing.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Jugend

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Ludger Sager
Telephone: 05931 44-1476
E 476
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.