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Under section 3 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), 'parental responsibility' is defined as being all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities...
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24th Nov
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This document provides general guidance regarding parental responsibility for a child. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice...
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23rd Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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19th Nov
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Who has parental responsibility?At birth•where the parents were married to each other, or from 2 December 2019 civil partners of each other at the...
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17th Nov
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By section 3 of the Children Act 1989, 'parental responsibility' means all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 4th Nov
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Dear [client name]Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)Court rules require that before making an application to issue certain kinds of...
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Produced in partnership with Karen Gibbons of Harper Macleod LLP 20th Oct
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Parental responsibility (PR) is defined in section 3(1) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and...
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15th Oct
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What are the legislative provisions?Section 33(7) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) provides (inter alia):'While a care order is in force with...
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29th Sep
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The current court fees in family proceedings were originally set out in the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (FPFO 2008), SI 2008/1054, which came...
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Parental responsibility that is acquired by an unmarried father by agreement or order may be brought to an end by a court order.In the case of...
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28th Sep
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Section 12(2A) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) was added by paragraph 21(4) of Schedule 2, Part 1 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014)...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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A child must be registered at birth in accordance with the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, and the first name and surname registered at that...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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