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Hi, I’m Lea and I will be assisting you with your query today.
I presume from your statement that you are the 'legal father' is that you are named on the birth certificate, is that correct?
What reason do you have for wanting to give up parental responsibility?
The following is useful info to assist you with the site:
You cannot just dispense with your PR. You can choose not to exercise it, and can give the mother a formal letter detailing that you will not interfere with her PR or assert your own whilst she raises the child. I would suggest you do this via a solicitor so that your signature can be witnessed.
Alternatively, the mother can apply to court for a child arrangements order and to ask for your PR to be restricted. The mother has to do this.
The reality is that you can't really dispense with it in the way you want to - it will remain in place unless it is removed by a court - and a court won't remove it just because you are not with the mother anymore. I appreciate that this is not what you want to hear, but the law doesn't really permit parents to walk away in this manner - you will be always obliged to pay child maintenance unless the child is adopted, for example.