What is Parental Responsibility?

This is a term for the responsibilities a parent has for making the important decisions in a child’s life – such as their education, medical care and daily decisions about how the child should be raised. Natural mothers have Parental Responsibility automatically. A natural father will only have Parental Responsibility if he is married to…

How are Child Arrangements decided?

The English courts now use the term Child Arrangements in respect of children. (In the past this has been called Residence and Custody) This means any decisions regarding who the children live with on a day-to-day basis, who else they spend time with and when these arrangements should take place. The courts prefer that wherever…