There are certain conditions to be fulfilled before you can apply to the Adoption lawyer in Singapore for the adoption of a child. There are also certain non-legal matters a couple should deliberate before deciding whether to adopt.
For instance, have you considered whether you can back out of an Adoption Order after it has been granted? What if you find out subsequently that the child is suffering from some illness after the adoption order is granted? Are you liable for the child’s well being and maintenance after the Adoption Order is granted, even if you do not wish to do so due to supervening events? What if the natural parents refuse to give their consent or revoke their consent after it has been given? Can a natural parent demand access to the child subsequently after the Adoption Order is granted?
Child custody can be joint or sole. Care and control of the children, ie the right to stay with and look after the children, will vest on one parent. There are various factors the Judge hearing the dispute on child custody issues invariably looks for in determining who is the “better” parent. The evidence is presented in the form of affidavits (sworn documents) enclosing exhibits, and cross-examination of the witnesses on its contents is usually not required. On occasions, a welfare report may be called, and the Judge can also interview the children directly. As the primary consideration is the paramount interest of the child and not the interest of the parent, even a person who is not the natural parent may be granted custody, care, and control of the child, if it is in the child’s best interest for such order. In some instances, a child representative is appointed. To seek legal help for your intended divorce, Contact us: Family Lawyer Singapore, 6534 1328 or submit the form below for an appointment.
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