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Parental Responsibility

Aug 13, 2012 | Bohemia Law | Children, Domestic Violence | No Comments

Q. Hello I have been married to my wife for 6 years. My wife has a daughter aged 11 for whom I was granted parental responsibility (PR) 4 years ago by the family division. The biological father took my wife to county court 2 years ago to obtain PR, my wife agreed to a PR agreement which they both signed. However, at no time during the court process was I consulted by either his legal team or the court on whether I agreed to him having PR Where they able to make an agreement without involving me as I have PR?? kind regards your response…

A. Hi there I am at a loss as to why your wife did not consult you about the process? I expect that a search was not done and your wife did not disclose to the court that you too had parental responsibility. What you do now rather depends on what you wish to achieve considering that this was two years ago.

Response… My wife did of course consult me throughout the whole process, what I meant was that no search appeared to have been done – I guess that they just assumed I didn’t have it. I don’t have any intentions, I was just curious whether any agreement made would be legal as I hadn’t given my permission for someone else to have PR. (no malicious intent, just curious….)

A. Hi

You would need to go to your lawyers to get this investigated.

Best regards

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