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A child's assets - an extra source of income or a heavy burden?

Martin and Kerli are the parents of 3-year-old Anni. Anni's grandmother, Maali, recently died and bequeathed all her assets to Anni. The estate included a valuable property and money in her grandmother's bank account. Anni's parents want to sell the property in order to take the family on an extended trip abroad. They want to invest the money bequeathed to Anni on her behalf. What are Anni's parents' options for using the child's assets?

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How to resolve living arrangements related to children when cohabitation ends?

In the video you will get answers to the questions:
Who should I turn to if it is not possible to reach an agreement with the other parent on issues concerning the child (residence, educational institution, communication arrangements)?
What are custody and access rights?
Whom to turn to if the parent does not support the child financially and it is not possible to reach an agreement regarding alimony?
What should I do if, after meeting the other parent, the child is stressed, rude or downright violent, attacking and accusing me?
What to do if the other parent does not allow communication and meeting with the child?
What to do if the child himself allegedly does not want to communicate and is in trouble with the other parent?
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Expedited adoption is not in the best interests of a child

Marta is the mother of a 7-year-old Sandra. Sandra’s biological dad died five years ago. A year after the death of Sandra’s father, Marta met her future husband Indrek. Marta took Indrek’s surname when they married and Indrek expressed his wish to adopt Marta’s daughter Sandra. They lived together as a family for another three years. Sandra called Indrek her father. After Marta and Indrek separated, he declared that since their marriage is over, he no longer wants to hear from Marta or Sandra. Indrek also wanted to reverse the adoption.

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Why is the entry of a child's biological father on the birth certificate important?

Under Article 7 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and, as far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents. Estonia has acceded to the Convention, thus obliged to guarantee the rights provided for in the Convention to every child living in Estonia.
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