Guardianship of Infants Act, 1964

Rights of parents to guardianship.

6.(1) The father and mother of an infant shall be guardians of the infant jointly.

(2) On the death of the father of an infant the mother, if surviving, shall be guardian of the infant, either alone or jointly with any guardian appointed by the father or by the court.

(3) On the death of the mother of an infant the father, if surviving, shall be guardian of the infant, either alone or jointly with any guardian appointed by the mother or by the court.

(4) The mother of an illegitimate infant shall be guardian of the infant.