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Maintenance claim on the occasion of birth fixing

If, as a child's mother, you are unable to agree on a reasonable level of maintenance with the child's legal father, you can make a claim for maintenance on the occasion of the birth in court. The conduct of such a judicial procedure is essentially governed by the rules applicable to the civil proceedings.

If you as a mother cannot be expected to work because of care or education, you may also be entitled to a care maintenance claim for the period of 4 months prior to birth and at least 3 years after the birth, if necessary longer, in addition to the maintenance entitlement that exists for the duration of 6 weeks before and 8 weeks after birth. Such a right to care may also be given to the father in relation to the mother when he is caring for the child.

The height of the Maintenance is calculated according to the accepted principles of maintenance calculation, which complete the indeterminate legal concepts of maintenance law. For details, please contact the legal 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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