Family Law of the Republic of Estonia (18 November, 2009)
Restriction of parent’s right of custody
§ 134. Endangering of well-being of child
(1) If the physical, mental or emotional well-being or the property of a child is endangered by abuse of the parent’s right of custody, neglecting the child, inability of the parents to perform their obligations or conduct of a third person and the parents do not wish or are unable to prevent danger, a court shall apply necessary measures [...] for the prevention of danger.
(3) In the case the well-being of a child is endangered, a court may make decisions arising from the right of custody in lieu of a parent, issue warnings and precepts and impose prohibitions and require the parents to observe the instructions of the agency specified by the court. A court may restrict the right of custody over person or property by prohibiting the performance of certain acts or certain type of acts. A court may deprive a parent of the right of custody over property in full.
§ 135. Separation of child from family and deprivation of right of custody over person in full
(1) A court may separate a child from the parents only if damage to the interests of the child cannot be prevented by other
(2) A court may deprive a parent of the right of custody over person in full only if other measures have not yielded any results or if there is reason to presume that the application of the measures is not sufficient to prevent danger.
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