It should be noted that deprivation of parental rights has serious legal consequences for both parents and children. Deprivation of parental rights is carried out exclusively in court as a result of a comprehensive investigation of the circumstances justifying such a need.
RA Family Code
The Family Code of the Republic of Armenia clearly defines the procedure for deprivation of parental rights. In particular, according to the Family Code, in order to ensure the vital interests of the child, the parents or one of them may be deprived of parental rights if they:
1) for one year in a row maliciously avoid fulfilling parental responsibilities, including paying alimony;
2) do not change their behavior within six months after the court decision on restriction of parental rights enters into legal force;
3) refuse to take their child from the maternity hospital or from medical organizations providing services without a good reason;
4) refuse to take their child from educational, social protection or other similar institutions for one year without good reason;
5) abuse their parental rights, including by their behavior have a detrimental effect on the child;
6) suffer from chronic alcoholism, drug addiction or poisoning;
7) suffer from chronic mental illnesses, the list of which is defined by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
However, in connection with the above, it should be noted that in practice there are many cases when citizens equate the inability of a parent to pay alimony with malicious avoidance of paying alimony.