Parental custody covers the right to choose the minor child’s name, to provide care to, to determine the child’s place of residence, to handle his/her financial affairs, including the representation of the child in any case that may arise. This encompasses decision making surrounding the health, education, religion, and general welfare of the child. A professional family lawyer in Hungary can lead you through the process.
Custody may be a legal or physical, or both. There may be arrangements where one party has physical custody with joint legal custody. Generally, any agreement the parties can make together as parents, is considered to be better than a decision imposed.
Despite one parent having sole custody, the parents nonetheless jointly exercise numerous rights in relation to major issues. These issues are the naming of a minor child, changing the name of the child, changing of the child’s residence to a place other than the one where the parent lives, to move abroad for long term residence or for the purpose of settlement, to change the child’s citizenship and decisions relating to the schooling or career path of the child. These issues remain to be jointly decided even if one parent gets sole custody.
Much of what happens within the boundaries of family law is emotionally challenging. This is why it is of paramount importance to be guided by a professional and assertive Hungarian family law attorney. Contact us today. We’re here to help you.