If you cannot agree a specific matter for a child which has (or will) arise about any aspect of parental responsibility you can apply to the English Family Court for a specific issue order.
A specific issue order can determine a particular matter for a child, including:
- where a child should be educated
- issues of religion or medical treatment (e.g. blood transfusion, circumcision)
- whether a child should be told the truth about his/her biological origins
- whether a child should be returned to this jurisdiction
- determination of a child's surname
Your legal standing in respect of a child will govern whether you are entitled to apply for a specific issue order in the English Family Court or whether you must first make an application for leave.
The English Family Court will consider all the relevant facts and determine a specific issue application in the best interests of the child.
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- entitlement to apply for a specific issue order and applications for leave
- court process and acquisition of a specific issue order
- managing arrangements for children following relationship breakdown
- acquisition and operation of parental responsibility
- financial decision making and provision for a child
- preparation of "specialist family proof" wills
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