2- When is a mother given guardianship over her children?
- For the Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches: a mother has the right to custody when the father loses his right to custody provided the mother fulfils the capacity requirements.
- For the Armenian Orthodox church: fathers and mothers exercise parental authority equally.
- For the Syriac Orthodox church: the mother is the guardian when the father grants her such right.
- For the Evangelical church: the mother shall be the guardian upon the father’s death provided she has good conduct, is ethically correct and is capable of raising her children. Christian communities have unanimously agreed on the right of a mother to be granted guardianship where marriage is dissolved because of the father.