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Assertion of the maintenance claim of the mother of a child born out of wedlock

If, as a child's mother, you cannot agree on an appropriate amount of maintenance with the legal father of the child, you can assert a maintenance claim in court on the occasion of the birth. The conduct of such legal proceedings is essentially governed by the rules applicable to civil proceedings.

If you as a child mother cannot be expected to work because of the care or upbringing, you may also be entitled to care maintenance for the period of 4 months before the birth and at least 3 years after the birth, if necessary longer, to. Such a right to care maintenance may also be due to the father vis-à-vis the mother if he cares for the child.

The height of the Maintenance is calculated according to the recognized principles of the calculation of maintenance, which fill in the indefinite legal terms of maintenance right. For details, please contact the legal advisory professions.

Further information can also be found in the maintenance guidelines of the Higher Regional Courts.

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

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