All You Need to Know About Child Custody Laws in Pakistan

Child custody is a critical issue in many divorces, and Pakistan’s law takes a nuanced approach. The guiding principle in custody matters is the “best interest of the child.” The Guardian and Wards Act, 1890, and the Family Courts Act, 1964, primarily govern these cases.

Custody is generally granted to the mother for children under seven, but the father is obligated to financially support the child. As the child grows older, courts may reconsider custody arrangements considering multiple factors, such as the child’s wishes, the parents’ lifestyle, financial stability, and the child’s educational needs.

However, every case is unique and complex, given the emotional and psychological implications for all parties involved. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to have an experienced legal professional to guide you through the process.

Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at MJF Law is an experienced family law attorney, having represented numerous clients in child custody matters. His in-depth knowledge of the law and compassionate approach can guide you through this challenging time. For advice or representation, contact Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at

Child custody issues are sensitive and require careful handling. With Advocate Awan’s expert legal guidance, you can navigate these matters, ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your child.

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