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Child Custody Lawyer

A child custody lawyer will be used in cases where the custody of a minor child is raised. Child custody cases are directed by the Children’s Act of South Africa and family law. There are several circumstances which need the close attention of a child custody lawyer, but the most collective circumstances is that of divorce and the custody of a minor child is brought into question. In divorce, children are the biggest dispute and both parents want custody of the children. It should be noted that a judgement will be made founded on the child’s best interests, and should it be so found in favour of the child’s well-being, parents may get joint custody. In other situations, a legal guardian may be put in place when parents are found to be unfit to retain custody. A child custody lawyer will also ensure that fair visiting rights are given to the parent whom does not have primary custody over the child or children. The children’s Act guarantees that the child’s best interests are met in any situation, and a child custody lawyer will practice in agreement with that. The constitution of South Africa has many rights that are based on children and can be obtained if requested.

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