Family law:

Establishment of paternity

When the child is not born during marriage, the mother might need to ask the court to determine the legal fatherhood of the biological father. This way the court can establish the obligation to support the child by paying child support. This procedure might also involve a DNA-test.

When the child is not born during marriage, the biological father might need to ask the court to get permission of the court to recognize the child as his legal child. Normally this can be done by the parents, if the mother cooperates with the recognition. If the mother does not cooperate, the father can ask the court Then the permission of the mother can be replace by the permission of the court to recognize the child.