Guardianship of a Child

Guardianship of a chid in Indonesia is applicable when the marriage of the parents is still intact. It is transferable to a certain parties, but not to a company. It seems a simple thing, but there’s far more to it than that. 

Guardianship may be transferable to grand father, grand mother, or other family members within four vertical degrees. The surviving spouse, by law, is the guardian of his/her child. This happens automatically. By law, being a father or a mother, you can't say no for being a guardian of a child. This is a compulsory guardianship. 

As a parent, you may appoint a guardian for your child. This may only happen if you can't perform your job as a parent, for example due to your work commitment overseas. Therefore, you may be released as the holder of your child's guardianship. But, this is only temporary, and your authority may be reinstated according to your inquiry. Nevertheless, someone may reject your guardianship request. Therefore, you need to make sure he/she is available to entertain your request.

Wijaya & Co handles this case as part of our scope of practice. Our attorneys are familiar with the legal procedures in civil law regarding child's custody and guardianship. You need to make sure you are being advised by the right attorneys specializing in this area of law in Indonesia.

Consider the following issues in order to transfer the custody and guardianship of your child through a legal proceeding carried-out by our firm:

  1. Experienced family law attorneys;
  2. High success rates in previous similar cases handled by our attorneys that will also contribute to your success;
  3. Conclusive legal binding;
  4. World-wide legal recognition. The product of the proceeding may be used as a mirror order anytime anywhere in the world.

Call or email us to find out how you can transfer the guardianship of your child to the right individual through the right procedures in Indonesia with the assistance of highly dedicated family law attorneys in Indonesia.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Asep Wijaya. I am an attorney. I love what I do, I do what I love: being a lawyer. I am passionate about my work. I am always looking for some solutions to come up with for any legal problems of my clients. This blog is about my passion to the works I have been doing regarding legal issues in family and matrimonial law. Postnuptial agreement is one of the solutions available for married couple to proactively address their concerns.

People write postnup for so many reasons. Not only because they don’t have a prenup in the first place, but the idea of having a property separation contract during the course of marriage will enable them to keep up with the issues in their marriage. Over the passage of time, the relationship can often change in many unpredictable ways.

In Indonesia, people know more about prenups than postnups. Maybe because postnups are often held up to greater scrutiny in court, or maybe because prenups literally governed by the Marriage Law. Well, seeing is believing. Those things make postnups are not so popular. They keep to themselves. They mean you no harm. On the other hand, more and more people come to the conclusion that a postnuptial agreement is a necessity. Keep reading this blog, and I will make you believe in the postnups as well as you believe in the prenups.

Asep Wijaya

Asep Wijaya is a family attorney in Indonesia. He works with international clients exclusively for civil cases involving more than one legal system.