Declaration of custody (certificate of custody): Notarization Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If parents are not married to each other at the birth of a child, they are jointly entitled to parental authority, provided that they officially declare this.

If parents are not married to each other at the birth of a child, they are jointly entitled to parental care, provided that they declare that they want to take over the care together (declaration of custody). This must be publicly notarized.

The declaration of custody can also be submitted before the birth of the child.

If this declaration is not made, the mother has sole custody. If the parents marry each other, they exercise custody together.

  • birth certificate of the child,
  • Identity card
  • Acknowledgement of paternity.

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Information on child and youth welfare institutions as well as youth welfare offices in Schleswig-Holstein can also be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

  • Child and youth welfare institutions, youth welfare offices

§ 1626a Civil Code (BGB).

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  • § 1626a BGB - Declaration of custody

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