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Tuesday , September 17 2019

Court grants father custody of girl

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: The Family Court dismissed a lawsuit and granted custody of a girl to the father instead of her grandmother. Lawyer Mubarak Al-Khashab representing the father disputed the decision of granting custody of the girl to her mother, because she is married to a foreigner, imploring the court to award custody to his client.

In a review of the lawsuit, mother of the defendant intervened to obtain custody of her granddaughter, and in response to the grandmother’s intervention, the defense lawyer requested clearance from Immigration and the Court obliged. At the session, Al-Khashab presented the required certificates showing that the grandmother is an Egyptian who does not stay in Kuwait but only comes for visits. The Court then granted custody to the father.

Rights won: The Court of Appeals affirmed the right of a Kuwaiti retiree to collect unpaid difference in his pension from the Public Institute of Social Security, because his health condition categorizes him as permanently disabled as a result of more than 50 percent disability. Lawyer of the citizen, Attorney Misfer Al-Ajmi, filed an application on Jan 25 urging the court to disregard the previous judgment which ordered referring back to the specialized medical committee in the Forensics Unit at Ministry of Interior to affirm the level of disability. The lawyer reiterated the General Medical Council already categorized the case as a permanent disability and the condition of his client has not improved. He blamed the Public Institute for Social Security’s Medical Committee, which was formed according to finance minister decision number 1/2011, for failure to review medical tests conducted until Oct 16, 2014.

By Jaber Al Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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