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Court Disregards Wishes of Kids: Father Can See Them Without Mom’s Presence

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

11:52, November 12, 2012

During the eight years that Meri Martirosyan and Hayk Papyan were living together as common-law spouses (1999-2007), the couple had two children; Siranoush and Samvel.

While Hayk accepted that the children were his, he refused to register the marriage with the civil authorities.

Siranoush and Samvel were born with defects. The girl is confined to a wheelchair and the boy has autism.

Meri says it was because Hayk used to periodically beat her. The mother never reported the abuse, fearing that the family would be split up.

“I’d tell myself, if he hits me that means he loves me,” recounts Meri. She says Hayk would hit her just because she ate dinner without waiting for him.

Armenian News

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