Guardianship of Infants Act 1964

Welfare of F9 [ child ] to be paramount.

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F10 [ 3. (1) Where, in any proceedings before any court, the

(a) guardianship, custody or upbringing of, or access to, a child, or

(b) administration of any property belonging to or held on trust for a child or the application of the income thereof,

is in question, the court, in deciding that question, shall regard the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration.

(2) In proceedings to which subsection (1) applies, the court shall determine the best interests of the child concerned in accordance with Part V. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F9

Substituted (9.01.1998) by Children Act 1997 (40/1997), s. 12, commenced as per s. 1(2).

F10

Substituted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 45, S.I. No. 12 of 2016.

Editorial Notes:

E19

Previous affecting provision: section amended (9.01.1998) by Children Act 1997 (40/1997), s. 12, commenced as per s. 1(2); substituted as per F-note above.