The parents have equal rights and duties towards the child. The parents must address the child related matters, especially those related to child care and upbringing, by consensus. Both parents have equal duty to take care of the child, regardless of whether the parents live together in the marriage (without being married), or are divorced (have not been married) and live separately from each other.
The disputes between the parents arise when:
- they fail to agree regarding the establishment of the habitual residence of the child;
- regarding the access to the child when the couple is separated;
- regarding the access of the child to the close relatives.