What is Custody?
The term “custody” means the right to make major decisions on the welfare and upbringing of the children in the following areas:
In practice, the Court usually makes either one of the following orders when it comes to custody of children:
What is Care and Control?
Care and control is the right to have the children live with you, and to make everyday decisions about them.
It is a parent’s duty to maintain the child until the child reaches adulthood whether or not he has custody. Similarly, a parent’s right to have access to his child is sacrosanct and will be jealously guarded by the Court. Only in very extreme circumstances will access be taken away from a parent e.g. where there is violence. In the case of alleged violence, the Court may still give supervised access.
Are you going through a divorce and have questions? Call the PKWA Divorce team at (65) 6854 5336 for a free first consultation with our lawyers.
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