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If a couple (who are not married) but have a child together

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Hi if a couple (who are not married) but have a child together have separated and the father is not letting the mother have as much access to their child as the father what can they do and where do they stand (as in should the mother has more parental rights than the father? )
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.
The starting point is that if you are both on the birth certificate then you will both have a parental responsibility - this basically means the same rights. If he is not letting you see the child you should first try mediation (MIAM) and then if this does not work you should make an application to the court for something called a Child Arrangement Order - this would allow either the child to live with you or for you to have more contact with the child - there are books on Amazon on how to represent yourself in the family court if you can not afford a solicitor. Follow these steps to apply for a court order.Read the guidance - http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/cb001-eng.pdfFill in the C100 court formSend it to your courtIt costs £215 to apply for a court order. I hope this helps. Please rate positive
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