If you are a father but are not married to your child's mother, you may not have Parental Responsibility. However, if you are named as the child’s father on the child’s birth certificate and the child was born after 1 December 2003 then you do have parental responsibility.
The law surrounding parental responsibility also can be complicated in matters of same sex partnerships and in the case of fertility treatments.
If you are committed to your child's upbringing, our expert Child Law solicitors can help you to gain parental responsibility, which you would share with the child's mother.
Achieved either by agreement, a Court Order or re-registration of the child’s birth, our team can help you get the legal say in the decisions affecting your child’s future and wellbeing.
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