A mother always has parental responsibility for her child. A father has parental responsibility for his child if:
- He is married to the child’s mother when the child is born;
- He marries the child’s mother;
- His child was born after 1st December 2003 and he is named on the child’s birth certificate when the child’s birth is registered;
- His child’s birth was registered before 1st December 2003 and he was not named on the birth certificate but the birth was re-registered to include his name with the mother’s consent;
- He has a parental responsibility agreement with the mother;
- He has a parental responsibility order from the Court;
- He has a residence order from the Court;
- He becomes the child’s guardian.
If you would like to talk to us about issues around parental responsibility to include acquiring parental responsibility as a father where you do not already have it then please do contact us to make an appointment for a free initial consultation.