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Articles : May 2009

Divorce and family law explained 

Parental Responsibility and contact orders - the same thing?

By Woolley & Co, on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at 8:21am

This article was written before changes bought about by the Children & Families Act 2014, in which contact and residence orders were replaced by 'child arrangement orders'.Parental Responsibility is defined in law as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property’. In essence, this is the law officially recognising you as your child’s father and giving you the...

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