December 7, 2019

Egypt’s Proposed Child Custody Law Sparks Outrage

The law proposes that remarried women should lose custody of their children

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A proposed child custody law has garnered widespread criticism from women’s rights activists in Egypt reports Al-Monitor.

The proposed law was submitted by female parliament member Soheir El-Hadi along with 60 other MPs as an amendment to Egypt’s Personal Status Law 25 of 1929.

As the current law stands, if a divorced mother possessing custody of her children decides to remarry, custody will shift towards her mother, mother-in-law or sister. The new law proposes that in such an instance, the mother will effectively lose custody of her children and the custody will then be given to the wife of the father if he happens to be remarried, or to his relative, if he is still single.

Thailand family attorneys practice Thai child custody law and assist in custody battles between international and domestic couples in Thailand 

The proposal has left women’s rights activists fuming.  Dina Hussein, a senior member of the National Council for Women (NCW), told Al-Monitor, “This illogical draft law must be withdrawn and canceled out in order not to be resubmitted.”

Although she agreed that the current law needs to be updated, Hussein argued that the law “suffocates” mothers and restricts women from remarrying.

The law has also received backlash on social media with topics #Against New Child Custody Law and #Over Our Dead Bodies trending on twitter.

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Court claims smoking made her unfit to be a mother

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A woman in Kuwait has lost custody of her children because she was accused of spending hours outside her home smoking.

According to Thomson Reuters, the Family Court claimed that the smoking was affecting her health and social standing thereby making her unfit to raise her children and to look after them. The court also claimed that the prolonged smoking would affect the mother’s ability to provide her children a proper education.

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Experts argue that women should also sue for custody from their husbands if their husbands smoke too much while adding that a woman has yet to raise the issue as reason for a father’s negligence.

The first child custody ruling based on smoking as proof of incompetence was seen in Saudi Arabia. A legal official is quoted by Reuters as saying that “A parent could now lose the custody case if he or she is proven to be a smoker.”

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Israel to Give Father Legal Parity with Mothers

Israel to Give Father Legal Parity with Mothers

Current law gave mothers custody of the children if an agreement is not reached between the parents

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An Israeli child custody law is being amended to give fathers legal parity with mothers in cases concerning custody of young children reports Haaretz.

According to Haaretz, “The bill would grant joint custody to both parents for all children, regardless of age, if the parents cannot reach an agreement between themselves.” Under the present law, a disagreement between the parents will result in the mother getting sole custody of the children.

The bill is said to be brought to vote on Monday. The age at which children would automatically be placed in joint custody is yet to set.

The so-called “parents and children bill” was proposed by Knesset Member (MK) Yoav Kisch (Likud) who felt that the current law created “an absurd situation in which the legal system does not consider the interests of children of separated parents” according to a report by Jerusalem Post.

In most countries, child custody battles usually favor mothers to fathers. In Thailand child custody law, women are normally favored as caregivers. However, fathers can also win custody of their children if the mother is proved an unfit parent.

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Mississippi woman denied custody rights over a child because of her gender

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Christina Strickland divorced her wife in 2013. She was refused custody of her youngest child, a 5 year old boy because of her gender reports Wapt News.

According to the report, Judge John S. Grant III said that two women cannot make children and so their youngest child, who was conceived with the help of a sperm donor “has got a natural father somewhere”.

In the case of divorce or separation, child custody lawyers in Thailand have experience in handling both domestic as well as international custody battles in Thailand

The Judge granted the woman visitation rights of the children, a 16 year old and 5 year old. She could not apply for joint custody of the 16 year old because there was no legal option to.

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The state of Missouri passed a new child custody law which gives the parents equal rights to child custodyfathers-day-822550_960_720

A new law was passed in Missouri on Friday by Governor Jay Nixon and championed by State representative Kathy Swan.

The new shared-parenting law aims to equalize the amount of time parents spend with their children. Swan, in her address to the legislative assembly, spoke of the vast disparity between the duration of time children spent with their dads in comparison to their mothers.

On the other hand, Thailand Child Custody law does not favor women over men in custody decisions according to Thai attorney, Jiraporn Thongphong.  However, in practice women are often found more suitable in custody decisions due to the men’s full time work schedule.

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