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Same sex partners can find themselves in complicated parenting situations particular when children from a former heterosexual relationship are involved and where there are children from a new same sex relationship. It is important to work out whether you have parental responsibility if you are in a same sex couple and are separating.
Parental responsibility gives you the legal right to make decisions about issues such as your child’s education, religion and medical treatment. It also means you have to consult with – or be consulted on such decisions by – the other legal parent.
Birth mothers automatically get parental responsibility for a child from birth, but fathers or partners may not. Our expert lawyers will be able to advise you on this and what your options are.
The birth certificate will record the birth mother as the ‘mother’ and her partner as a ‘parent’. No father’s details will (or can) be recorded if two women are named on the birth certificate.
It is now possible for same-sex couples in the UK to adopt a child together. Couples can apply to adopt through a local authority or an adoption agency.
You do not have to live in the local authority you apply to. Our family lawyers can guide you through all the legalities of the adoption process.
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Our wealth of knowledge in family law and civil partnership dissolution allows us to deliver practical solutions for our clients. Whether you would like to start the dissolution process or gain answers to pressing questions, feel free to contact our expert family lawyers on 01256 630080.
With offices located in Reading, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Guildford, Salisbury, Camberley and Southampton, Child Law Partnership have a strong regional presence and offer reliable legal advice on civil partnership dissolution matters.