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Is there a need to apply for custody of the child in the event of separation or divorce?
Under the situation, the husband and wife must decide on who to have custody of the child. If both parties are mutually agreeable in this decision, no formal application is necessary. However, if...
Custody and guardianship
An important question that concerns parents' legal rights over their children who are minor as well as the obligations towards them is custody and guardian. Rights and obligation of parents are...
What about variation of agreement for custody and maintenance and the factors taken into consideration?
The Court has powers to vary its own orders for custody and maintenance Any interested party can apply for the variation; The factors that can be taken into consideration are: that the order was...
If the custody of a child is given to one parent, can the other still see him/her?
Yes, the other parent will have visitation rights. To protect the visitation rights, that parent will have to include in the custody order his/her right to see the child and to stipulate expressly...
What are the differences between an illegitimate and legitimate child?
If the parent dies intestate, a legitimate child is entitled to property from both parents. An illegitimate child cannot inherit his or her father's property if the father dies intestate. However,...
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