Child Custody and Support
Mutual Agreement for Child Custody
In the case of uncontested divorce, the parents enter into a divorce agreement concerning the custody of the child, visitation rights and child support. Child custody and support in this case would not be so much of an issue as both parents of the have agreed on how this important matter be handled. However, for such an agreement to be valid, it must be signed by two witnesses and registered with the district office at the time of registration of the divorce.
Child Custody Disputes
Where the spouses enter into divorce proceedings at the courts, the judge in the divorce case has the power to make an order determining who should be granted the custody of the child. Should the judge determine that neither parent is in a position to act in the best interests of the child, parental powers will be vested in a third person acting as a guardian in place of the parents.
The court shall determine how much child support is payable by one parent to the other by considering the incomes of the parents, the expenses of the children and other factors. Subsequently, the parent granted custody of the child shall have the right to receive payment for child support on behalf of the minor child.