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Step-parentsSince 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...
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29th 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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Parental responsibility is defined as all the rights, duties, powers, responsibility and authority that, by law, a parent has in relation to their...
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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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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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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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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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Where a care order has been made in relation to a child the local authority responsible for the care order has parental responsibility for the child...
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