There are also other people – people who do not have parental responsibility – that you have to say about your application for parental responsibility. For example, if the child is under the tutelage of a local authority, it must be told, if the child lives in an orphanage or a shelter, then it must be told to the organization that manages it. You should also tell everyone who cares for the child, such as grandparents or other family members. You inform these individuals or organizations of your application by sending them a C6A form that you will receive from the court. You don`t need to send them a copy of your application. Biological fathers may assume parental responsibility if they were not married to the mother at the time of the child`s birth. Same-sex partners who are not in partnership can also assume parental responsibility by applying for parental responsibility when a parental agreement has been reached or by becoming a civil partner of the other parent and by entering into a parenting agreement. Legal ParentsIf you are the rightful father of your child (or a non-born mother who is a legal parent at the time of your child`s birth), you acquire parental responsibility by: as shown above, when the child`s parents marry, the father will automatically assume joint parental responsibility with the mother for one of his children. The stepfather does not assume the parental responsibility of his stepchildren by marrying the mother. Former partners, grandparents and other guardians can apply for a child`s order that the child must live with them.
This automatically gives parental responsibility – but only as long as the child arrangements continue. After 14 years, everything broke down. It was such a shock when we finally parted ways – none of us handled it well. My ex to use the kids to have his own way. She wanted more support for the child, but I couldn`t afford it, so she wanted to see her. Turns out I had no parental responsibility towards any of them. For a while, it didn`t matter. But when my daughter got sick, I couldn`t accept that she had surgery – the hospital was supposed to get my ex`s hospital.
Not all parents are treated the same and not all parents have “parental responsibility.” If you are a mother, you have parental responsibility immediately and automatically when you accede.