Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996

Custody of dependent members of family after decree of divorce.

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41.Where the court makes an order for the grant of a decree of divorce, it may declare either of the spouses concerned to be unfit to have custody of any dependent member of the family who is a minor and, if it does so and the spouse to whom the declaration relates is a parent of any dependent member of the family who is a minor, that spouse shall not, on the death of the other spouse, be entitled as of right to the custody of that minor.

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Power granted to Court, in proceedings relating to section, to direct the HSE to undertake an investigation of a child’s circumstances by Child Care Act 1991 (17/1991), s. 20(1), as substituted (9.01.1998) by Children Act 1997 (40/1997), s. 17, commenced as per s. 1(2).