Child Law

Various circumstance exists in which a minor child’s rights (and best interest) need to be safeguarded. This is done by intervention of court proceedings. Such circumstance includes but are not limited to:

  • disputes between separated parents
  • removal of children to temporary place of safety,
  • obtaining parental rights for interested third parties,
  • obtaining permission from court where one parent refuse to provide their consent pertaining to any aspect of guardianship,
  • adoption,
  • kidnapping,
  • surrogacy, etc.

The new Children’s Act of 2005 advocates that parents be co-holders of full parental rights and responsibilities as this ensures equal rights towards the child. The Children’s Act also provides certain factors that must be taken into account when dealing with children to ensure that their best interest prevails. These factors are found in section 7 of the Children’s Act of 2005.