Custody of children is the most emotionally sensitive issue during a divorce or the termination of an extramarital union. Whether the ex-partners can agree on custody and the model of seeing the child, or the decision is made by the court due to the impossibility of agreement between the partners, it is important to have a lawyer on your side that will protect your rights during the process.
Our custody attorneys represent clients in the following cases:
Types of guardianship:
- Joint exercise of parental rights
Parents exercise parental rights together when they are living together, in marriage or in an extramarital union, or when such a model is possible even though they are divorced or they are not together anymore.
- Independent exercise of parental rights
A parent independently exercises parental rights when, after a civil procedure, the court granted him the right to independently exercise parental rights. In the event that one parent independently exercises parental rights, the other parent has the right to maintain contact with the child on the basis of a previously established model of seeing.
How does the court decide which parent will have independent custody?
The task of the court in any procedure regarding the exercise of parental rights is to assess what is the best interest of the child according to the circumstances in the specific situation. In that sense, the court evaluates the following circumstances when making a decision:
- Opinion of the Centre for Social Work
- Age and gender of the child
- Financial stability of parents
- Psycho-physical health and stability of parents
- The lifestyle of the parents
- Wish of the child (if the child is old enough)