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Neha Goel, Advocate

Advisory Board

S.C. Khunger, Advocate

Rohit Bansal, Advocate

Varinder Singh Kanwar, Advocate

Hittan Nehra, Advocate

Judgments on Custody of Children

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Custody of Children

Custody of children — In a matter relating to the custody of children the first and the paramount consideration is the welfare and interest of the child and not the rights of the parents under a statute.

Custody of Children

Custody of children — Daughters aged about 17 years and 11 years, in the present case, were very clear and firm that they want to continue to live with their father and they do not want to go with their mother — In the aforesaid facts and circumstances,  if the children are forcibly taken away from the father and handed over to the mother, undoubtedly, it will affect their mental condition and it will not be desirable in the interest of their betterment and studies — In such a situation, the better course would be that the mother should first be allowed to make initial contact with the children, build up relationship with them and gradually restore her position as their mother.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Custody of Children

Custody of children — The respondent-mother cannot be asked to choose between her child and her career — Every person has a right to develop his or her potential — In fact a right to development is a basic human right.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Custody of Children

Custody of Children — Second marriage by the father — Effect of — Held, the second marriage of the appellant (father), though a factor that cannot disentitle him to the custody of the children, yet is an important factor to be taken into account.

Custody of Children

Custody of Children — Welfare of the children is the sole and single yardstick by which the Court shall assess the comparative merit of the parties contesting for custody.

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