Same-Sex Relationships: Shared responsibilities

Linzi Bull reviews the courts’ approach to parental responsibility disputes with a focus on same-sex relationships Who will have parental responsibility (as well as what roles and responsibilities each adult will have in a child’s life) should form part of prospective parents’ discussions before a child is conceived. Parental responsibility is an important issue for …
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Cases Referenced

  • A v B sub nom A v B (contact: alternative families) sub nom A v B (Lesbian mother: role of biological donor father) [2012] EWCA Civ 285
  • B v A (parental responsibility) sub nom Re D (contact and parental responsibility: lesbian mothers and known father) [2006] EWHC 2 (Fam)
  • ML v AR [2011] EWHC 2455 (Fam)
  • Re B (role of biological father) [2007] EWHC 1952 (Fam)