Tag Archives: Parental Responsibility

Children to be seen and heard

Simon Hughes, the Justice Minister has recently indicated that any child over the age of ten, in respect of whose family Judges are making decisions, will have the opportunity to speak to the Judge to make their views and feelings … Continue reading

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Can parental responsibility ever be terminated?

For several years now, if a father’s name is on a child’s birth certificate he is automatically granted parental responsibility. If for some reason, a father’s name is not included on the child’s birth certificate then an application can be … Continue reading

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Court terminates father’s parental responsibility

In the first reported judgement on the termination of ‘parental responsibility’ for a number of years and therefore a very unusual case, Mr Justice Barker terminated the parental responsibility of a father and his right to be involved in his … Continue reading

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Child Disputes and Religion

When a marriage or relationship breaks down there are often a number of areas of disagreement between parents over the ways to care for the children. The most common of these relate to where the children should live and how … Continue reading

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Equal rights for parents

There has been considerable publicity over the years regarding the issue of equal rights for parents. The publicity has sometimes been comical – with fancy dress characters in strange places but despite the amusing nature of some of the stunts, … Continue reading

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