This is the ability to make any major decision in a child’s life. It includes decisions on religion, education, consent to medical treatment and moving abroad.
Married parents share parental responsibility. Unmarried fathers do not automatically obtain parental responsibility. For children born before 1st December 2003 an unmarried father can acquire parental responsibility with the mother’s agreement or by a court order. For those children born after this date, fathers will automatically acquire parental responsibility if named on the birth certificate. If not named it can be acquired by agreement or court order. It is now possible for married step parents to obtain parental responsibilities for their step children.
Our solicitors can organise round table meetings and make referrals to any agencies that could help to resolve the conflict between you as parents or, if needed, advise you on an Application to court.
Our Solicitors will be able to advise you on all of the issues connected to Parental Responsibility. We offer an initial fixed price interview that our clients find extremely informative and enables you to decide the next step.
"The friendliness of Sally Pryke making me feel at ease during the whole process"
"Always kept me informed of the progress"
"Helen Stuart was fantastic and I couldn't have asked for a better solicitor!"
"Everything was dealt with in a compassionate and friendly manner"
"Pat's service is always extremely efficient and very approachable"
"Relieved that I could leave you to deal with the legal aspect of my late husbands estate"
"We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and sticking with us. You have been amazing and showed a lot of patience when dealing with this case and all for no reward for yourself, thank you."
- Dean Kentfield
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."
"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"
"I have used Tracey Hammond at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."
- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd