Certify paternity recognition

A declaration recognising paternity towards a child and the mother's declaration of consent can be certified in any registry office, at youth offices and in front of notaries. Effective recognition of paternity can take place if there is no paternity of another man towards that child. The recognition of paternity and the mother's declaration of consent are certified in public. Recognition of paternity is possible even before the birth of the child. Under German law, the woman is the mother of the child who gave birth to the child. In principle, there is no need for recognition of motherhood. If recognition of motherhood or a declaration of consent by a legal representative is required, these must also be certified by a registry office, by the Youth Office, or by notaries. If the foreign home law requires the mother or father to be granted maternity recognition, it may also be certified publicly. The rules apply as in the case of paternity recognition.

Proof of identity (e.B. identity card, passport, id card)

at the registry office

Recognition and consent must be publicly certified. The recognition of paternity can be given in any stadium office, at youth offices and notaries. Recognition is not in need of reception and does not require receipt by a particular registry office or other authority for its effectiveness. The prohibition of abusive recognition of paternity in accordance with Section 1597a. Recognition of paternity towards a child is not effective as long as the paternity of another man exists (blocking effect). Recognition under condition or time determination is ineffective. There must be no effective revocation of the appreciative. Recognition requires the consent of the mother. Recognition also requires the consent of the child if the mother is not entitled to parental care in this respect. The effectiveness of the Declaration of Recognition of Paternity does not depends on actual parentage; the (legal) paternity arises solely through the effective submission of the declarations of recognition and all the necessary declarations of consent. Recognition of paternity may also be given before the birth of the child. Those who are limited in their ability to do business can only recognize themselves, but require the consent of the legal representative. For incapacitated persons, the legal representative may, with the permission of the Family Court, recognise; if the legal representative is a supervisor, the approval of the care court is required. The same rules apply to the consent of the mother. For a child who is incapacitated, or a child who is not yet 14 years of age, only the legal representative can agree to recognition. Recognitions or consents cannot be declared by an authorised person.
Section 44 Civil Status Act (PStG) 1594 to 1598 BGB , Section 1599 BGB

Recognition of paternity and also declarations of consent can be given in any stadium office, youth offices and notaries. The appreciative man declares to be the father of the child. The registrar must examine the declaration of recognition in order to prevent ineffective recognitions as far as possible. In particular, audited: The identity of the appreciative, the mother and the child The business capacity of the parties Any previous status findings The registrar clarifies the consequences of the name. Recognition is publicly certified

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Senator for Home Affairs, Unit 23 - Civil status law, the state of Bremen

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