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Under the German child support guidelines ("Düsseldorfer Tabelle"), you do not need to pay any child support if your net income is less than 1,000 EUR per month. Does that mean if a man has many children in Germany, and his net income is under 1,000 EUR per month he gets visitations rights and does not have to pay child support?

Visitation rights are NOT linked to child support. Anything else would be unfair, especially considering that visitation rights are also a right of the child(ren). Children have a right to regular contact with both parents (§ 1684 I BGB) and this right is no subject to financial contributions.

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Andreas Moser


Extensive experience in international family law, especially international child abductions and child custody cases. All other areas of German law as well: constitutional law, criminal law, business and contract law, immigration law, inheritance law, and so on.


Lawyer in Germany from 2002 to 2009. Lawyer for US Army JAG Corps before. Bar-certified specialisation in family law and in administrative law. Articles and lectures about international and domestic family law.


2000 Law Degree from University of Regensburg, Germany 2002 admitted to the bar (until 2009) 2013 MA Philosophy at the Open University, UK

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