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Fathers Rights

In the event of a family breakdown, it is important to know what your rights as a parent are and what are the arrangements for your children.

You and your ex-partner will have to consider a number of different issues such as:- 

  • Where your child lives;
  • When your child is to spend time with you or your ex partner;
  • When and what other types of contact, such as phone calls, should take place 

For anyone who shares the parental responsibility of a child, you may need to apply for one of two court orders: 

  • A Specific Issue Order determines specifics such as how the child will be brought up, for example what school they should go to. 
  • A Prohibited Steps Order which aims to stop the other parent from making a decision about the child's upbringing. 

At Jackson Lees, our Family Law experts understand that every family is different which is why we can provide support and legal advice to same-sex parents, parents via surrogacy and adoptive parents. 

Our Family Team includes members of the Law Society’s Family Law and Children Law Accreditation Scheme and Resolution.

To speak to us in complete confidence you can call us for a free, no obligation chat on 0151 282 1700.