Dating mariage switzerland
Thus married parents have joint authority and for unmarried parents, the mother has automatic authority.
The divorce law was amended in 2000 to allow unmarried parents to apply to the authorities for joint authority and to agree on the child’s upbringing and support payments.
You don’t necessarily need a marriage certificate straight away in order to be happy,” she added.
Balsiger and Gerber did not find the administrative side of joint custody too onerous. Gerber thinks whether to get married or not has a lot to do with your generation.
Cohabiting parents also have to apply specifically to the authorities for the man to transfer his surname to the child.
Traditional policy“I think [the lower Swiss rate] is mostly related to the policy environment in Switzerland in which births out of wedlock are highly disregarded, or at least not supported,” said Sebastian Kluesener, of the Max Planck Society in Germany, which in 2012 released a study into extramarital births across Europe.“For example if the father wants the child to have his last name, it is really a tedious procedure.
In interviews he has carried out with couples as part of a Swiss study into children born out of wedlock, he found that men were worried about the administrative issues linked to paternity and – on a more emotional level – about the child not having their name.“Men feel excluded from the family and that they are not continuing their lineage,” Le Goff observed.