Step-parents

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Step-parents guidance:

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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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...

Practice Note

This document provides general guidance regarding applications for adoption by step-parents. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

Precedents

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...

Practice Note

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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales...

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Note that on 21 November 2017, the Ministry of Justice issued guidance on a police investigation into the potential manipulation of forensic toxicology test results at...

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This Practice Note deals with adducing expert evidence in private law children proceedings including the statutory provisions (in particular Part 25 of the Family...

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The pre-application requirement for attendance at a mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM) is set out in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...

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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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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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