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Monégasque Lawyers for parental authority and child-related issues

Irrespective of an individual's family situation (married, separated or remarried), parental authority will always be of the utmost importance.

Parents have legal rights and obligations and also a moral duty to provide for their children. These rights and obligations are what constitute parental authority, which is acquired with the status of parent but which can also be withdrawn or delegated in certain situations. Given the rapid pace at which contemporary society is changing, parental authority has become a constantly evolving field.

In addition, as family relations become increasingly contractualised, some parents also choose to agree on their parental commitments and formalise this by contract. This is one of the many provisions of Law n°1.450 on joint physical custody passed in Monaco on 4 July 2017, which allows parents to ask Monaco's Guardianship Judge to ratify an agreement on how parental authority will be exercised in the best interests of the child.

Our team drafts these agreements and handles all parental authority matters with the utmost care, providing clients with the full force of its expertise to help them grasp the legal subtleties and assist clients appearing before the Judge. 

It is important to differentiate the principle of parental authority from the exercise of that authority, even if these two concepts are often confused. Because of its international clientele, Monaco has ratified many international conventions relating to children (Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of 25 October 1980, Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children, Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted in New York on 26 January 1990 etc).

Our team is here to answer any questions stemming from the exercise of parental authority whenever foreign law is involved.

 
Christine Pasquier Ciulla
Christine Pasquier Ciulla
Part­ner
Monaco
Christine Pasquier Ciulla is one of the founding partners of the firm and co-head of the Private Clients team.Widely recognized as one of the most experienced Avocats Défenseurs in Monaco, Christine...
Raphaëlle Svara
Raphaëlle Svara
Part­ner
Monaco
Raphaëlle Svara is a Partner at CMS Monaco and co-head of the Private Clients team.She acts for natural persons, family offices, trusts and foreign private entities in general, advising and representing...
Regina Griciuc
Regina Griciuc
Coun­sel
Monaco
Regina Griciuc is a Counsel in the Private Clients team.She advises and assists high-profile individuals (HNWI and UHNWI) and institutional clients (banks, family offices, asset managers and fiduciary...
Mona Lagrange Guezguez
Mona Lagrange Guezguez
Ad­vanced As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Mona Lagrange Guezguez is an Advanced Associate in the Private Clients team.She advises and assists individual clients on family law issues and has particular expertise in the law of vulnerable persons...
Justine Mounier
Justine Mounier
Ad­vanced As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Justine Mounier is an Advanced Associate within the Private Clients team.She assists private individuals both in litigation cases (divorce, liquidation of matrimonial regime, inheritance, etc.) and in...
Amélie Pouyau
Amélie Pouyau
As­so­ci­ate
Monaco
Amélie Pouyau is an Associate within the firm’s Private Clients team.She advises and assists private clients in all types of litigation, mainly in the family law. Her expertise focuses mostly on matters...