January 19, 2022

Case #100: Exclusive custody of children for a mother abused by her ex-husband

Vulnerable group: women, children

Human rights area: domestic violence, family law, children's rights

The case it is about a divorced mother from Dâmbovița county who take cares of three children, two of whom are minors. The lady lives with her children in a rented place, because she was evicted by her ex-husband from the house where they used to live together. Following the divorce, the joint custody of both spouses and the obligation of the father to pay alimony were established. The father refused to pay alimony for several months and, at the same time, he became aggressive with his ex-wife and started to harass her. A protection order was issued against him, which he violated afterwards.

The lady sought pro bono legal assistance for exclusive custody of the children and the payment of alimony. 

The case was taken over by Att. Aura Iovan (Bucuresti Bar), whom we thank and wish a lot of success in solving the case. 


Legal assistance in this matter has been made possible through the project INTEGRIS: Integrated Support for Human Rights, implemented by Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO), in partnership with The Centre for Legal Resources (CRJ), with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The content does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information visit

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