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The conservatorship is a free offer of the Youth Welfare Office.

A conservatorship may be established for:
  • the determination of paternity, or
  • the recovery of child maintenance.

Who should I contact?

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

Which documents are required?

A written application to the Youth Welfare Office is sufficient.
The following are eligible to apply:
  • the parent who has sole parental authority,
  • in the case of parents who have joint parental authority, the parent with whom the child lives;
  • the expectant mother (or her representative if the mother is legally 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 Welfare Office immediately assists the child.
The conservatorship ends as soon as the applicant requests this in writing.


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 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


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)