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Infants' Custody and Settlements Act (1899 - )

  • Infants Custody and Settlements Act 1899

    Infants Custody and Settlements Act 1899, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
1899
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/sessionalview/sessional/act/1899-39.pdf

The Infants' Custody and Settlements Act (39/1899) was also known as 'An Act to consolidate the law relating to the custody of infants and the settlement of the property of infants'. This Act brought a number of previous pieces of legislation, to do with custody, marriage settlements, and damages recovered on behalf of children, under one umbrella Act. It set rules for when Courts could and should give custody of children between parents, and when to refuse custody. It set out rules for when children should be removed, either to close relatives, or to State boarding-out. It has been amended many times, most notably by the Guardianship of Infants Act 1934 and the Infants Custody and Settlements (Community Welfare) Amendment Act 1982 but in 2014 was still current.

Publications

Books

  • Weigall, Cecil Edward, Infants' custody, maintenance & protection acts, (N.S.W.) : being Deserted Wives & Children Act, 1901; Infant Protection Act, 1904; Infants' Custody and Settlements Act, 1899; Infant Convicts' Adoption Act, 1901; Destitute Children's Society Act, 1901; State Children Relief Act, 1901; Children's Protection Act, 1902; and Neglected Children and Juvenile Offenders' Act, 1905, and regulations thereunder, Law Book Co of Australiasia, Sydney, 1908, 270 pp. Details

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Infants Custody and Settlements Act 1899
Title
Infants Custody and Settlements Act 1899
Type
Document
Date
1899
Source
NSW legislation

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Prepared by: Liam Hogan and Naomi Parry