Alexander Dobiasch & Rupert Richter lawyers inform the Federal Constitutional Court has expanded the rights of fathers of illegitimate children in July 2010. In her momentous ruling (BVerfG, 1 BvR 420/09) the judges in Karlsruhe overturned the previous legal regulation, according to the fathers of illegitimate children for a joint custody on the consent of the mother depended on, regardless of the welfare of children affected. Against this background, all German courts are obliged to give both parents a common Sorgeecht, if this is in the interest of the well-being of the child. The law firm Danielleeee & judge family law specialists on the example of a judgment of the Berlin Chamber Court of February 07, 2011 illustrate how the guidelines are put into practice by Germany’s highest court. The verdict of the Berlin Chamber Court was referring to the lament of a father who asked for joint custody of his son run October 2007-to the world.
The mother of the child resisted the desire and had so far refused a joint statement of concern to submit that the father parental concern would have participate. This was even before the creation of the new legal situation by the Federal Constitutional Court by the competent family court deemed legal have been. The child’s father coveted participation of parental anxiety, since this best was his view after the well-being of the child. ils and insights. He argued that he could promote the development of his son due to his personal character, his education and his commitment. Still heard the child with his support so far an excellent development.
It is in the interests of the child if it do him in important decisions about his lifestyle as a equal parent. This could achieved only through a sharing of parental anxiety. In its ruling, the Berlin Chamber Court relied on the legal situation created by the Federal Constitutional Court. As long as there would be no revision of the relevant legal provisions, the joint had two parents at the request of a parent Custody related to if this is recommended for the well-being of the child. In the negotiated lawsuit it looked at this as a given. Since the birth of his son, the father of the child have a trust relationship with the child. He was also undoubtedly willing and able to the best care for his son. It would be best if both parents as exemplary orientation person could be experienced, alike to take influence on important decisions the well-being of the child. From article 6 par. II GG resulting parental rights of the father, the Court reviewed higher than the interest of the mother to an interference-free upbringing of the child. The spirit of compromise necessary for the exercise of joint custody is to ask her as well as the father of the child. The Court therefore gave the desires of the father to participate in the parental right. Is arguing before courts to the custody of children, all parties should sure be sure an experienced legal assistance.