In case of divorce, under Egyptian law, although the father is considered to be the guardian of his children, the mother has the right to custody of both male and female children until the age of fifteen
After this age, a judge will be appointed to give them the choice of who they want to live with.
However, it is not always guaranteed that the mother will keep custody of the children. Here are 6 cases in which the mother might lose her custody rights :
1-Sentencing her for a crime that affects honor and would harm the child,such as Murder,stealing, prostitution or any other crimes from this kind.
2. If the mother remarries, with some rare exception in some cases, If the judge sees that the new husband is more kind to the children then their father then custody could remain with the mother.
3-if the mother refuses to carry out the father's right to see his kids according to his visitation times . without a legal excuse, adding that the father has the right in that case to file a lawsuit to drop the mother's custody and transfer it to the next in the order.
4. If the mother does not care for her children such as they are sick and she does not get them the attention they need or if she is too busy to take care of them.
5. If the mother is extremely ill physically or has mental illness
6-If the mother move in a country far from the father's country (the child's guardian) the father has the right in that case to file a lawsuit to drop the mother's custody and transfer it to the next in the order.
Once the children reach the age of 15 they have a right to choose whether they would like to stay with their mother or their father
This decision on who gains custody of children is always up to the judge.
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