When a relationship ends, an important issue to be taken care of is the practice of parental rights of custody. If there is no disagreement between the partners, then there is no need for the decision of the court. However, there are plenty of cases when the partners can not settle an agreement. That is the main cause of family litigations, not only between Hungarian partners, but more often between partners from different countries of the EU. We regard cases international ones where the argument concerns more than one EU country, for example the mother is French, the father is Hungarian but they live in Germany.
First of all, we need to clarify what rights of custody means in these terms:
the term ‘rights of custody' shall include rights and duties relating to the care of the person of a child, and in particular the right to determine the child's place of residence