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Who has parental responsibility? At birth • where the parents were married to each other at the time of the child's birth, they each have parental responsibility...

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Step-parents Since 30 December 2005 a step-parent who is married to or the civil partner of a parent of a child who has parental responsibility may apply for an order for...

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Who has parental responsibility? At birth • where the parents were married to each other at the time of the child's birth, they each have parental responsibility...

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Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the terms 'residence' and 'contact' have...

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Acquisition of parental responsibility by step-parents A step-parent who wishes to acquire parental responsibility for a step-child with whom they are living may do so...

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Circumstances in which a special guardianship order may be made The court may make a special guardianship order (SGO): • as the result of a free-standing application by...

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Introduction In addition to periodical payments orders, the court may also make capital orders under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). Such orders are most...

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Children's surnames at registration A child's birth must be registered within 42 days of birth.BDRA 1953, s 2 The surname entered on the register is the...

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Child arrangements and contact orders—domestic abuse and harm A substituted Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), FPR 2010, PD 12J (Child Arrangements and Contact...

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Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the terms 'residence' and 'contact' have...

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Child arrangements orders providing for a child to live with two or more persons Since 22 April 2014 residence and contact orders have been replaced by child arrangement...

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Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the terms 'residence' and 'contact' have...

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Child arrangements orders—regulating living arrangements Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the terms...

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Family proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955. The rules in respect of private law proceedings relating to...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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The welfare of more than one child In situations where the welfare of two children who have conflicting interests is inextricably linked, the court must decide whether...

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