Parental Responsibility is defined in the Children Act 1989 as: ‘All the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which, by law, a parent of a child has in relation to the child and their property.’
Having Parental Rights over a child is the recognition of having the power to make appropriate decisions concerning the upbringing of the child for including for example; their education, religion, residence and healthcare. With parental rights come parental responsibilities; essentially the duty to care for and protect your child. Parental Rights are legally distinct from being recognised as a child’s mother or father.
The mother of a child-
The father of a child-
How to obtain Parental Rights?
In court when faced with an application for Parental Rights, the interests of the child are always honoured as the most important factor in the application.
As well as specialising in matters concerning Parental Rights and Responsibilities we offer a full range of family and child law related services including child custody, child contact and child relocation.
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