Parental responsibility comes with certain rights but also responsibilities. We will be happy to advise you on the legal implications of having parental responsibility.
Parental responsibility can be acquired in a number of ways, including automatically at birth, by agreement or by way of a court order. Mothers automatically have parental responsibility.
In certain circumstances an unmarried father can acquire parental responsibility if he is recorded on the birth certificate. We can advise on whether you have acquired it in that way. Parental responsibility enables you to sign parental consents e.g. medical forms.
At Morecrofts, our specialist family law team will explain your legal options in a clear and professional way and will advise you on the best route for you and the child.
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