All mothers and some fathers have parental responsibility toward their children.
A father usually has parental responsibility if he’s:
You can apply for parental responsibility if you don’t automatically have it.
An unmarried father can only get legal responsibility for his child in the one of the following ways:
The procedure is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Persons who have parental responsibility have many important roles towards the child.
Parental responsibility for a child whom you don’t live with doesn’t necessary entail a right to have contact with them; however, the other parent is still required to keep you updated about their well-being and progress.
Here at kingdom solicitors, we ensure that adequate attention is given to such sensitive cases. We assist persons in applying to court for parental responsibility if they meet all relevant requirements.
You cannot apply for parental responsibility if you are the child’s mother as this is an automatic responsibility bestowed upon you once the child is born.