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Good evening and thank you for requesting help with your legal issue, I am happy to assist. The moderators alerted me to your request for help. I am a family law barrister and will be able to assist you.
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At the moment your partner has no parental rights to the non biological child. He should see s aolicitor with a view to obtaining a court order for parental rights which in the circumstances may be possible under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.
I hope this helped you today. Please do let me know if I can clarify anything. I am always happy to help. You are always welcome to ask a follow up question if it will help you further.
As he isn’t the father there isn’t much at the moment. However he can point out that she is of an age that under the law she has to be given a say, again under the 1995 Act and if they are not acting in her best interests to spite him then any judge will not be pleased.