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Would it be difficult for a man to get custody of his daughter in Germany because the mother does not comply with court order child visitation? If law enforcement does not intervene he will never see his daughter?

Dear Mr.,

According to German law the mother is obligated to organize visitation for you with your child. There is the possibility that she would loose custody if she is not willing to comply with the court order regarding the visitation regulation. But I would need more information to see if this would be the case here. If you live in Germany your chances will be normally good. If you live outside of Germany it will be more difficult but a couple of my clients got custody awarded under those circumstances as well. You can contact me directly at I would be glad to set up a telephone consultation with you.

Carolin Schulz-Burgess
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Carolin Schulz-Burgess


German legal issues on inheritance, divorce, alimony, child custody and support, last wills and testaments, and other problems involving international family and civil law.


I am a certified German laywer with professional experience in both German and American law firms. Since 2001 I have been working independently at my firm, German Legal Services. I have represented hundreds of clients on matters involving US-German legal issues. One of my firm's areas of specialization is in divorce and child support and custody issues between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and German civilians.

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I received my undergraduate and JD degrees both from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, whose law school is consistently ranked in the top 10 in Germany.

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