Children Act, 1997

Jurisdiction in guardianship matters.

5.—Section 6 of the Act of 1964 is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (4) (substituted by the Status of Children Act, 1987 ) of the following subsection:

“(4) Where the mother of a child has not married the child's father, she, while living, shall alone be the guardian of the child, unless the circumstances set out in section 2(4) apply or there is in force an order under section 6A (inserted by the Act of 1987) or a guardian has otherwise been appointed in accordance with this Act.”.