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07 Feb 08 #13154 by nathan
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basically my wife soliciters sent me a letter asking for divorce for adultry! and if i agree will that affect me seeing my 22 month son? also when divorce starts do i have to apply for joint custody to have a right on how he is brought up schooling etc or have i got that automatic right cause im the father! i really dont know

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07 Feb 08 #13157 by Fiona
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The reason for the divorce doesn't affect your Parental Responsibilities, both parents have them and both parents are equal in the eyes of the law.

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07 Feb 08 #13159 by nathan
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so i wouldnt have to apply for joint custody? or that not exist anymore?

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07 Feb 08 #13166 by Fiona
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In the UK the terms custody and access have been replaced by residency and contact. Most people don't have residency/contact, they just have parental responsibility and the children stay with them some of the time. Whatever the label experience shows parents are generally more satisfied with, and more likely to stick to, arrangements agreed between themselves. In fact courts have a no order principle and only use orders when a else fails.

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