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Legalixa is an award-winning immigration law firm in Istanbul, Turkey with an exceptional success rate in almost every legal matter we have ever handled. Our Turkish family lawyers and divorce attorneys are prepared to handle divorce cases and apply Turkish guardianship laws for matters regarding children.
Our Turkish family lawyers also represent our clients in other family law issues including; contested divorce, uncontested divorce, alimony & compensation, child custody, child support, recognition of foreign divorce decree, and other family law litigation.
Turkish Guardianship Laws
There is no mutual custody in Turkey. The parent who has custody is responsible for making all the major decisions regarding the child’s life.
These include the type of schooling to be received, major healthcare decisions, religious observance, the country of residence, etc. It is normal for these decisions to be made by the parents together, even after divorce.
In cases where the relationship between the parents has deteriorated to where this is not possible then the court will make a judgment upon application of the other parent in favor of the child.
What Happens to the Children?
According to Turkish Family laws, the interests of the children are the Court’s primary concern when dealing with any divorce.
In order to do this the court will consider; if there is an agreement by the parties on these issues the court will consider whether the agreement appears to be fair and reasonable when looked at from the perspective of the children.
If there is no agreement between the parties or if it feels that that agreement is unreasonable, then the court will make orders as it sees fit.
Turkish Guardianship Laws & Divorce Regulations
Turkey legally recognizes marriages executed in Turkey. Marriage is registered at a local Vital Statistics Office (Nufus Dairesi). In Turkey, all family records are recorded in the Vital Statistics office which was the original home of the family. Even if no one currently lives in that area, births, marriages, divorces, and other events are recorded in this one location.
In the event the marriage was executed in another country, the marriage may be registered through the nearest Turkish consulate. The Turkish Consulate will forward the documents to the office that handles that family record book.
To terminate a legal marriage it is required to obtain a divorce decree from a Turkish family court. Divorce proceedings are generally open to the public. However, at the request of either party, a judge may choose to preside over a closed or private court case. Judges may also take temporary measures for the protection of the parties, their property, and the welfare of their children.
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Since its foundation, Legalixa Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Turkey. We’ve always worked differently than other law firms. We are committed to remaining forward-thinking and preparing for the dynamically changing world of Turkish family law.