Istanbul Divorce is a globally recognized Turkish family law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish child custody lawyers are prepared to handle divorce cases, from a simple no-contest divorce proceeding to a complicated divorce with significant property and children. Our divorce 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.
Istanbul Divorce is an award winning and successful Turkish family law firm that specialize in Family Law. Our Turkish divorce lawyers have an outstanding success record with over 90% of cases successful in Court in 1992 to date. We know our law, our lawyers care about your case and we will stop at nothing to make sure you are safely taken to the next chapter of your life with maximized results and minimized damage.
Turkish Child Custody Law
Our Turkish Child Custody lawyers specialize and focus exclusively in family law. We remain on the cutting-edge of child custody disputes. With over 90% success rate in Court for the year 2014 and 2015, our experienced lawyers are polished litigators who are as comfortable in the courtroom as we are at the mediation table. Child Custody Lawyers at Istanbul Divorce can help you with every aspect of child custody, parenting time and contact arrangements.
Best Interests of the Child in Turkey
Children come first in divorce and Turkish Civil Law Act codifies this very important concept. There is no Joint Custody in Turkey. In divorce decree, it is decided that which parent has the sole custody of the child. The child resides with custodial parent and the other will have parenting time. The custodial parent is authorized to make day-to-day decisions that concern the child and doesn’t have to inform the other parent with about major issues.
Child alienation occurs when a child expresses hatred or exclusion of one parent while siding with the other parent for no apparent reason. A parent’s vicious, hostile and disparaging words or actions are typically at the root of this devastating syndrome.
Family Violence in Turkey
Anybody who suspects child abuse has a legal obligation to report their concerns to the Ministry of Family and Children’s Services. In response, the Ministry investigates and takes steps to protect the child. The protection of a child is of foremost concern, if she or he is abused. However, mistakes or false accusations can interfere with a parent’s rights, even denial of contact. You have the right to defend yourself in the child protection process.
Relocation with the Child
A job offer, relationship, family or new beginning may draw you to another community after your separation. As a custodial parent, you can take your child with you. If the other parent objects, you must demonstrate that the relocation is in your child’s best interests. As the parent challenging relocation, you should be prepared to counter assertions regarding best interests.
Child Abduction in Turkey
A parent does not have the unilateral right to deny contact with the other parent or to remove the child to another location. Doing so is child abduction and is against the law. If the other parent has abducted your child, law enforcement will seek his or her safe return. If you suspect an angry or a vengeful parent is contemplating abduction, you have recourse in the family law courts.
Changing Custody Orders in Turkey
To change a custody order, you must demonstrate a material change in circumstances. The judge then considers whether the change is in the best interest of the child. Because, child custody orders are notoriously difficult to amend, our experienced lawyers anticipate issues that might arise and incorporate solutions in your original order.
Turkish Legal Grounds for Divorce
Legal grounds for dissolution of marriage are divided into two groups: special and general. Sections 161 to 166 of the Turkish Civil Law Code define those legal grounds as follows: the special legal grounds are adultery, deliberate attempt to kill, maltreatment, humiliating behavior, committing a crime, unreasonable behavior, desertion, mental disease; the general legal grounds are incompatibility, coming to a mutual agreement on divorce, and living apart for three years after an application for dissolution of marriage has been denied by the court. Once a Family Court makes its decision, it can be appealed at First Instance Appeal Court (Bolge Istinaf Mahkemesi) after that it can be appealed at Turkish Supreme Court (Yargitay).
Reach us for Turkish Child Custody Law
Turkish divorce process can be complicated and drawn out, especially for parents and high-net-worth individuals. Divorcing couples must take many steps to reach for a divorce. If you are seeking legal representation in your divorce, our lawyers will guide you through the process. Since its foundation in 1992, Istanbul Divorce Turkish Family Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized family lawyers, our firm is now one of the leading family law firms in Turkey. You may reach us for Turkish child custody law through our Contact page.