parental responsibility


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parental responsibility

all the rights, duties, powers and authority that by law a parent has in relation to his or her child. If a man and woman are married they automatically have parental responsibilities. An unmarried father requires to have them declared. It is possible by legal agreement for an unmarried father to gain parental responsibility. A local authority can be awarded parental responsibilities.
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Now, in memory of her daughter, Ms Taundry has launched a petition calling for a law to automatically remove the parental responsibility of someone who is convicted of a serious crime.
"The law needs to be changed so parental responsibility is automatically removed after conviction." Billingham, 55, committed the heinous crime as a 'revenge' act against Ms Taundry as he was struggling to cope with her decision to start a new relationship.
"Parents should not have to go to court to remove parental responsibility when a partner has committed a serious crime.
Tracey Taundry, from Walsall, has launched a petition which calls for a law to automatically remove the parental responsibility of someone if they are convicted of a serious crime.
For starters, Article 53 of the Constitution of Kenya bestows equal parental responsibility.
The breakdown of the family unit and lack of parental responsibility leads to problems like these.
had failed to assume parental responsibility for her children.
In a rare legal move Deputy High Court Judge Frances Judd QC ruled that the man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - should no longer have parental responsibility.
The Council adopted its position on the revision of so called Brussels IIa regulation which sets out rules on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, as well as on intra-EU child abduction.
The council said: "We must comply with legal requirements and that would include giving notice of proceedings to parents with or without formal parental responsibility. Often, cases before the family court are emotive and arouse strong feelings among those affected.
According to the charge sheet, Wangui's actions deprived her parental responsibility as a mother.
"For separated families, you'll need evidence of approval from your child's other parent, but remember to seek approval from everyone with parental responsibility - this may include grandparents too."