Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010
F67 [ Custody of dependent children of civil partners after decree of dissolution
141A. Where the court grants a decree of dissolution (within the meaning of Part 12 ), it may declare either of the civil partners concerned to be unfit to have custody of any dependent child of the civil partners who is under the age of 18 years and, if it does so and the civil partner to whom the declaration relates is a parent of any dependent child of the civil partners who is under the age of 18 years, that civil partner shall not, on the death of the other civil partner, be entitled as of right to the custody of that child. ]
Inserted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 170, S.I. No. 12 of 2016.
In proceedings to which section applies, court may adjourn proceedings and direct an investigation of the child’s circumstances as provided by Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964), s. 20(d); as inserted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 175(c), S.I. No. 12 of 2016.