About the Agency of Family Law

The Agency of Family Law opened on 1st of April 2019, replacing the Danish State Administration.

In terms of organisation and budget, the Agency of Family Law falls under the Danish Ministry for Children and Social Affairs

Areas of responsibility of the Agency of Family Law
The responsibility of the Agency of Family Law is to handle cases that relate to family issues. In all matters that fall under the areas of responsibility of the Agency of Family Law, the goal is to find the solutions that are in the best interests of each individual family.
The Agency of Family Law deals with issues within the following areas:
• Adoption
• Child/spousal support
• Paternity and co-maternity
• Custody, residency and visitation
• Names
• Recognition of marriages
• Separation and divorce
• Guardianship.