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Aizgādības tiesības un to ierobežošana
Custody rights and their limitation

Author(s): Ramona Aleksejeva
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Civil Law
Published by: Baltijas Starptautiskā akadēmija
Keywords: custody; parent; child; civil law; personal relationships; property relationships; legislation;

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes the essence of the custody institution with respect to rights and responsibilities in the Republic of Latvia. The author of the paper analyzes earlier changes from a historical perspective, compares the German and Russian Federation legislations and discusses problems of relationships between parents and children and gaps in legislation. The most important principle to be followed in relation to children is to protect their interests. It is in children’s interests to be brought up in a family environment, so alternative forms of family care should be developed (foster families, custody) and the process of adoption should be made easier in many ways. Socio-psychological and medical support should be provided for socially disadvantaged families. In case of parents’ divorce, both parents should be able to retain custody and both parents should take responsibility for the child also in case of living outside the country. The research results demonstrate the lack of public awareness, revealing the main problem – general public is not familiar with the nature of custody and the related issues. One of the consequences is improper actions taken by parents and undesirable behavior of young people, which means that a certain system should be developed to provide a deeper understanding of such notions as the family, parent - child mutual duties and rights.The aim of the research was to examine social risk families in Latvia, to analyze termination, restriction and removing of custody rights and explore the depth of the public awareness of the idea of custody.The object of the research: the nature of the institution of custody.

  • Issue Year: 41/2016
  • Issue No: 2+3
  • Page Range: 94-99
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Latvian
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