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If you have a disagreement relating to children matters, we may be able to assist you in reaching an amicable agreement in their best interests. Get advice on parental responsibility children matters.
It may be that we communicate with your partner or their solicitors to reach a resolution out of court. Parental responsibility is the legal right and duty to make important decisions in a child’s life. You may be a natural parent or a stepparent wanting to ‘formalise’ your new relationship. In order to obtain parental responsibility you need the consent of those who already hold it. If this is not a possibility, you can apply to the court for a parental responsibility order providing that you satisfy the criteria.
It is essential that you can demonstrate a commitment to the child. Essentially, the longer you have been in a relationship with the child and the child’s parent and the more stable your relationship, the more likely it is that this application will succeed. If you have care and control of the child on a regular basis, it may well be in the child’s best interests for you to have parental responsibility in order that you may make some important decision where required. Particularly, in the case of an emergency where you may need to consent to medical treatment.
If court proceedings are necessary, we will work with you to ensure a speedy resolution in the most cost effective way.
We advise on parental responsibility, contact, residence, relocation, change of a surname, choice of religion and any other issues relating to children including financial.
Call Harjit Sarang today on 01727 884688 or 07980 917882 for information and support regarding parental responsibility.