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  • Step Father's rights

    Hi everyone,

    Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience to me or can offer any advice.

    I have lived with my partner, step daughter (8) and my partners and my 2 children aged 5 and 2 years old for 6 years now.

    My step daughter currently has my partners surname as do my 2 children as I didn't want my step daughter to feel she wasn't equal to her brother and sister. Once married this summer I will be applying for parental responsibility

    She sees her biological father every other weekend for a day and sometimes through the week. She only started seeing him once she was 3 and he isn't on the birth certificate but obviously still has parental responsibility.

    Once I have parental responsibility we are looking at apply to have her surname changed to mine so the whole family will have the same name.

    I was wondering what the procedure is for this and how likely or unlikely it is to happen?

    Any help or advice would be much appreciated

    Thanks in advance
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  • #2
    I had to get f the Fathers signature to the fact after which court allowed and the change was made social services in the 70s were helpful in my case?


    • #3
      In order for you to have Parental Responsibility, both biological parents or anyone else with Parental Responsibility would have to agree and sign a Parental Responsibility Order.

      You do not get Parental Responsibility by marrying the mother UNLESS you are the biological father.

      In order to change a child's surname you will also need the consent of anyone with Parental Responsibility


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