Maintenance Obligations

German family law provides for the following types of maintenance relationships: Between relatives in a straight line ( 1601 BGB). Available in view of the relationship between parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren. At This right to maintenance can occur on both sides, ie as parents to children, and vice versa. Between spouses, 1360 BGB, in case they are separated. Between divorced spouse ( 1569 BGB) The child's mother, born out of wedlock is against the child's father to the contents ( 1615 l BGB) In a divorce, as a rule, juveniles remain with their mother, and hence the duty to his father to pay maintenance for their content. Size maintenance depends on parental income, rather those of them who live separately from their children. The higher the income, the higher dimensions, respectively, and paid alimony.

Based on the parent's income the amount of support determined by the so-called Dyusseldovskoy table. The income parent with whom the child lives, do not count. It may happen that the parent with whom the child lives has a much higher income than the other parent. But in this case the latter is obliged to pay child support based on their income. Sometimes after a divorce, a mother and child are forced to return to their country of origin, for example on the basis that the views of the residence can not be extended, or for other reasons.

In such cases, the question arises whether the remaining obligated to pay child support in Germany spouse for the child. The obligation to pay maintenance for child in the event of residence abroad are not eliminated. But the size of the alimony paid is determined by taking into account the standard of living in the country of residence. Since alimony are meeting the current life needs and no enrichment, the amount of maintenance must match the standard of living in the residence. Continue to learn more with: Steven Rattner.