In care proceedings it is most often the case that the parties involved are a small circle consisting of the local authority, the parents, and the children through their representative, the children's guardian, a professional appointed by the court...
If you have recently separated whether you were married or living as an unmarried couple and you are facing a dispute with the mother or father of your child regarding decisions relating to your child's life, we can provide you with specialist advice, call us on 0203 816 0548.
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In a marriage both the mother and father are considered equally responsible for important decisions relating to their child. However, the rules differ if your child was born to unmarried parents prior to 1st December 2003. In this instance the mother has is automatically given full parental responsibility.
You may have a dispute or want to have an opportunity to input into key decisions that relate to your child which may include: Where the child lives, how they are educated, medical treatment, religion, travel and living abroad. Without parental responsibility you cannot have input into these aspects.