A child’s residence and care will be determined by the Family Court. A parent’s lifestyle, stability, ability to raise the child and home are all considered. If there has been domestic violence between the parents, the court will take into account this as well. The child’s wishes can be expressed through an Attorney for the Children. The final decision on the child’s residence is made by the Family Court and will last until the child reaches the age of 18.
Parental rights and duties
Parental rights and duties of custody are divided between the parents. A parent with sole custody can apply to the Family Court for sole custody of the child. However, the other parent must consent to this decision. The court will consider whether the parent is better equipped to care for the child. When a parent is granted sole custody of a child, it is important that the other parent agrees to it. In some cases, a parent may be awarded custody of the entire child if the other parent is unable to provide for the child.
Regardless of the parent’s
Regardless of the parent’s intent, it is important to remember that a court can hold one of the parents in contempt of court if they fail to comply with a court order. While the right of access is a constitutional right, a parent can be denied it for grave reasons. A child’s welfare is the most important consideration in the determination of custody rights. By obtaining legal assistance, you can make an informed decision about your own rights and those of your children.