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How does German Child Maintenance Work 7 months 1 week ago #96590

Hi - I have recently found out that I am the father of a child, now living in Munich, Germany. I was not in a long term relationship with the mother but I am now being contacted by her local German social service department about child maintenance information. I can find no information about the German equivalent of the CSA process. I have read a little about Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance but would be interested to get an insights about the process that I am about to engage with as the Social service department have provided no information about how it works.
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How does German Child Maintenance Work 7 months 1 week ago #96591

Don't reply,set up a private arrangement with the mother and send money online.

This will give you more power in seeing your son/daughter
Because the German authorities won't be able to enforce anything with you living here.

Where's the comminication from the mother,no photos of the child,no messages etc?

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How does German Child Maintenance Work 7 months 1 week ago #96592

I am trying to avoid the payment hell of legal advice in any of this. Thanks for your help.

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How does German Child Maintenance Work 7 months 1 week ago #96593

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It would be better if you can set up an arrangement between yourselves, but if not I think she would need to go through the legal process in Germany and as we have a reciprocal arrangement, the REMO unit would then enforce it here.

Here’s a link to a thread on the forum from a couple of years ago, you might find it useful

www.dad.info/forum/child-maintenance/472...enance-advice-please

All the best

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How does German Child Maintenance Work 7 months 1 week ago #96598

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Are you confident the child is yours? Sorry for such a stark question, but if you do have doubts, it's advisable to voice them now, a DNA test would then have to be done as a requirement for maintenance payments to continue, once the results are in.

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How does German Child Maintenance Work 7 months 3 days ago #96745

Thanks for the link and information.

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