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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...
Who has the right of custody over children of the marriage?
The Court may at any time place a child of the marriage in the custody of one of the following persons: either of the child's parents; or where there are exceptional circumstances making it...
Can I have some information on recovery of arrears of maintenance?
Arrears of maintenance are recoverable for a maximum period of three (3) years; Arrears are recoverable if they accrued before a receiving order was made against the defaulter and shall be...
How does the court decide whom to award custody in an application?
The factors which help the Court to decide on the most suitable guardian are: Most importantly, the welfare of the child; The wishes of the parents; The wishes of the child if capable of...
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...
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