Annulment and other Family Related cases

Things to consider in Child Custody

Things to consider in Child Custody

  1. In custody cases, the supreme importance is the good and well-being of the child.
  1. Common rule is custody of a child under 7 year of age the mother is preferred.
  1. Exception: In case there are convincing causes, custody may be deprived and allowed to a different person under Article 214 of the Family Code.
  1. Convincing causes for a mom to lose custody: negligence; abandonment; joblessness and immorality; habitual drunkenness; drug addiction; ill-treatment of the child; insanity; affliction with a communicable illness.

Under the Philippine laws, together parents of a legal child have parental rights over their child. This includes custody of the child. A petition for custody may be filed where the petitioner ‘s residence or where the minor may be located.

In accordance to Section 20 on the Rules on Custody of Children, a petition for writ of habeas corpus may be filed to have access or visitation rights over his son. It is a remedy to relieve a person from unlawful restraint. It sought by parents whose parental rights to their children are being withheld from them by another parent, family member, or third party having custody of their child.

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Miguel

Gusto ko pong ipagpatuloy ang pagsupport sa 7 yr old kong anak pero tinatanggihan po ng ex gf ko at itinatago at inilalayo nya ito sa akin. Gusto ko lnh po magkaroon ng panahon na mahiram at makasama ang anak ko pero di ko po alam gagawin ko para magawang legal yun at hindi kokontrahin ng nanay ng anak ko.

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Hello po atty! Who have the rights of the custody of the child pag namatay yung ama ng bata. The mother or the grandparents?. 9 yrs old po kasi yung bata kino-consider po ba yung child preference kahit meron naman yung nanay niya na nagproprovide ng financial needs nung bata. Kapatid ko kasi yung mother ng bata. They are separated na po. Ofw yung mama nung bata kasi nagwowork siya dun para may pantustos siya sa mga kailangan nung bata. sa amin siya nakatira at nag-aaral pero after the burol ng ama niya po hindi na po kasi sa amin… Read more »

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gayle tecson

hi atty. ask lang po if hindi kasal ung parents then 2yrs old lang ung bata tapos ung nanay may bagong lalake at buntis sya dun may way ba na mapunta ang bata sa tatay? and ung nanay ang hilig bumarkada at makipag inuman di na din umuuwi sa magulang nya iniiwan minsan dun ung bata,, thank you

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Can i ask po kung sakaling magkaroon ng custody case sa anak ko na 9 years old can i use the grounds of abandonment.di na po siya umuuwi sa bahay namin .i cover all for my kid pinipilit po kasing ilipat yung bata sa mga magulang niya.at doon magaral.i am supporting all my kids needs naka private school po siya.ayaw ko po magulo pagaaral ng bata i dont care if my wife never returns wag lang guguluhin yung bata.pinapasyal ko naman po sa nanay niya every friday and saturday para po makasama niya.i want to file po sana ng sole… Read more »

Michelle
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Ask lng po Atty. Paano po kung ang father ng bata ay namatay na at yun ina nmn ay may iba na pamilya kanino po dapat mpunta ang bata?? Sino po may rights sa costody kung ang bata ay over 7yrs old…