Parental Responsibility Solicitors

Automatic Parental Responsibility (PR) vests in biological mothers and fathers who have jointly registered the birth after 01/12/2003.

PR also vests in an unmarried father if a Child Arrangements Order is made in his favour by the court.

PR is a legal responsibility. There are certain decisions which cannot be taken without the consent of both parents, for example:

  • taking a child permanently out of England and Wales
  • changing a child’s surname.

In certain circumstances the court can vest PR in others, for example:

  • A Special Guardianship Order
  • A Care Order
  • An Emergency Protection Order

Contact us

If you have an issue where parental responsibility is relevant, please contact our Child Law Solicitors to discuss your case.

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