18. August 2022

New practice for documentation for visitation regarding child and youth benefits

It is no longer possible to document visitation through decisions made by the Agency of Family Law, if the decision has solely been made to document visitation. In January 2022, a new law became effective that as a rule, the child and youth benefits are divided equally between the parents if they have joint custody.

If the parents wish to change the child and youth benefits payment, the parents must be able to prove to Udbetaling Danmark how the visitation with the child is shared. Until now, the Agency of Family Law has made decisions on documentation of visitation for the use of changing the payment of the child and youth benefits.

The Agency of Family Law has now passed a verdict that repeals the decision on documentation for visitation solely for the purpose of changing the child and youth benefits payment. The Agency of Family Law has also referred to the fact that the Agency of Family Law does not have the opportunity to make these decisions.
On these grounds, the Agency of Family Law has changed its practice so that we no longer make decisions which solely document the visitation for use of changing the payment.

The Agency of Family Law has informed Udbetaling Danmark about our changed practice.

If there are questions about Udbetaling Danmark's decisions on changing the equal division based on a decision made by the Agency of Family Law, we advise you to contact Udbetaling Danmark.

You can read more about the new rules for child and youth benefits.

This type of decision can no longer be applied for.