Parental Responsibility is often said to be the “bundle of rights and responsibilities that go with being a parent.”
If you are separated from the mother of your children and wish to be involved in all the important decisions in their life, it is vital that you establish if you have Parental Responsibility for them, and if you don’t, how you can obtain it.
Our detailed Guidance Notes explain:
- Who has Parental Responsibility
- The rights and responsibilities conferred on a parent with Parental Responsibility
- How unmarried fathers can get Parental Responsibility
- A father’s chances of getting Parental Responsibility
- How step parents and single sex parents can get Parental Responsibility
- What Parental Responsibility does not entitle you to do
- What happens when both parents with Parental Responsibility disagree about key decisions such as changing a child’s name or taking a child abroad
- Guidance on how to how to complete a Parental Responsibility Agreement
- We also provide you with a copy of the court form for a Parental Responsibility Agreement that needs to be completed by you and your partner.
- Copies of the appropriate court form for step parents and second female parents who wish to apply for a Parental Responsibility Agreement are provided
These Guidance Notes are currently being updated. Please email us for further details.
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