The Collaborative Law process can work particularly well in resolving problems with Parental Responsibility. Please click here for more information, call 01284 763333, or email eah@gross.REMOVE-THIS-BARRIER-BEFORE-SENDING.co.uk.
- What is Parental Responsibility?
- The rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and the child's property, including:
- Care and control of the child
- Protection and maintenance
- Religious upbringing
- Protection from publicity
- Medical treatment
- Removal out of the jurisdiction
- Consent to marriage
- Agreement to adoption
- Appointment of guardian
- Administration of property
- Who has Parental Responsibility?
- Married parents have joint parental responsibility. If the parents are not married, only the mother automatically has parental responsibility.
- How can an unmarried father acquire Parental Responsibility?
- This can be done in one of six ways:
- If the child is born on or after 1 December 2003, by registration on the child's birth certificate with the consent of the mother;
- By entering into a Parental Responsibility Agreement with the mother;
- By applying to the Court for a Parental Responsibility Order;
- By being appointed a guardian by the mother or the Court;
- By obtaining a Residence Order from the Court;
- By marrying the mother.
We can give a quote for drawing up a Parental Responsibility Agreement.
We can also quote for a straightforward application for a Parental Responsibility Order under the Children Act.
Please contact Elizabeth Hodder at eah@gross.REMOVE-THIS-BARRIER-BEFORE-SENDING.co.uk or Julie McDonald at jm@gross.REMOVE-THIS-BARRIER-BEFORE-SENDING.co.uk for further details.