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If you get married it would enable Nic to apply for Parental Responsibility as a step parent.
This this then in effect enable him to become a party to the proceedings as he would have an application that would be consolidated.
Your matter is one of the hardest to be dealt with as the court do promote contact between a Macy and a biological parent but only if in the child’s best interests.
However I have as is often a case inconsistency within the Family Court in how matters are dealt with. I have known courts be pretty tough and allow a previously absent father contact with little question while other courts have dealt with i such matter with more sensitivity.
For now there is little Nic can do but if married he could apply for Parental Responsibility as a step parent.
Although he is not technically involved in the proceedings the next step once the DNA has been dealt with will be a Section 7 report where a CAFCASS prepares a full report during which they are likely to speak to Nic so he will be involved indirectly.
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