About usThe Division of Family Affairs at the National Social Appeals Board (Ankestyrelsens Familieretsafdeling) assists the Minister of Integration and Social Affairs in family law issues.
Family law embraces many subjects, and the National Social Appeals Board handles cases, projects and preparatory law work in a number of fields, such as child access, custody, child domicile, international child abductions, spousal and child maintenance, maintenance collection, adoption, paternity, the formation of marriage and partnership, legal separation and divorce, spousal pension rights, names and approval of religious communities.
We also guide citizens and public authorities in these fields.
The National Social Appeals Board serves the Minister by drafting replies to questions from the Danish Parliament Folketinget and assists in connection with speeches and letters to citizens.
The National Social Appeals Board acts as secretariat to the National Board of Adoption (Adoptionsnævnet).
At the international level, the Board represents Denmark in the European Union and in connection with the Hague conventions. The National Social Appals Board is moreover the central authority in international adoptions, international child abductions and international maintenance collection.