Parental responsibility

Parental responsibility guidance:

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, or from 2 December 2019 civil partners of each other at the time of the child’s...

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From: [insert full previous name of the person executing the deed] To: [insert full new name of the person executing the deed] This change of name Deed is made the...

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From: [insert child's previous forename and surname] To: [insert child's new forename and surname] This change of name Deed is made the [insert date and month] 20[insert...

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Children's surnames at registration A child's birth must be registered within 42 days of birth. It is the duty of the mother and father of the child to register the...

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This document provides general guidance regarding changing a child’s name. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. Who can...

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Sharing parental responsibility More than one person may have parental responsibility for the same child at the same time. A parent does not cease to have parental...

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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, inter alia, when considering which...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

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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 family proceedings...

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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 based on your...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to private children proceedings in Scotland, including as to parental responsibilities and rights and how they may be...

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Non-court dispute resolution—mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAMs) CFA 2014, s 10 provides that from 22 April 2014 attendance at a family mediation...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

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Definition Parental responsibility is concerned with the care and upbringing of a child until they grow up. Under the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) parental responsibility...

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