20th Feb 2023

Parental responsibility

this refers to all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which a parent can have in relation to a child. Where parents are married at the time of a child’s birth, or subsequently marry, they each have parental responsibility. Each of them may act alone. Where this is not the case, the mother has parental responsibility alone until she agrees that the father should have it (a short form must be filed at court) or the court grants it to the father.