Parental responsibility

Family Law Solicitor on Parental Responsibility – do you know your rights?

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers September 23, 2013 Law

According to reports, Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone has made a “super-fast” start in her marriage to former City trader Jay Rutland by announcing she is pregnant with their first child, just weeks after their honeymoon. The parties met nine months ago and married in June during a £3.5 million four-day party on the French […]

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I was never married – what parental rights do I have?

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 30, 2013 Blawg

By Faye Remnant The legal rights and responsibilities of mothers and fathers are known as ‘parental responsibility’. The most important duties of someone with parental responsibility are to protect and maintain the child, provide the child with a home, consenting to medical treatment, looking after the child’s property, disciplining the child, choosing and providing the […]

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Number of Children born to unmarried parents on the increase

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers July 22, 2013 Law

Birth Summary tables released by the Office for National Statistics show that the percentage of births to couples who were neither married nor in a civil partnership rose to 47.5 % in 2012. In 2011 the percentage was 47.2%. The trend can be demonstrated by the percentages for 2002: 40.6%, for 1992: 31.2%, and for […]

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Unmarried parents and the subject of Parental Responsibility

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers July 12, 2013 Law

BBC News, today reports on new statistics which suggest that the majority of babies born in 2016 will be born out of marriage. It is reported that the proportion of Children born out of wedlock in 2012 rose for the 40th consecutive year to 47.5% and that by 2016 it is expected to rise to […]

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If you have a child with your cohabiting partner do you automatically have parental responsibility?

by ContactLaw November 14, 2011 Cohabitation

A mother will always automatically have parental responsibility for their child. Parental responsibility refers to the bundle of rights and obligations that a parent has towards their child under the law. It is the legal concept of parental responsibility that allows a parent to make decisions on behalf of the child on matters such as […]

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