A parenting agreement is an agreement between the parent or parent with parental responsibility and the person who wishes to assume parental responsibility. Both parents must agree. The parenting agreement must be signed and certified by a clerk or court official and must be filed with the senior registry of the family department. The contract must be filed, otherwise it is not legally binding. The courts also have the power to assign parental responsibility to a person designated in a child`s order as a person with whom a child spends time or has other contact. It is possible that other people who are not parents or in-laws of a child may assume parental responsibility in certain situations. A step-parent may apply for parental responsibility, even after the relationship with the child`s parent has been cut out, if he or she is still married. The step-parent must show a high degree of attachment and commitment to the child – usually by showing that he or she has become a part of the child`s life. The agreement must be reached with the parent with whom the step-parent is married or with whom he is in partnership with the law of life and with the other parent of the child, if he is responsible for his parents. I spent a lot of time maintaining the pregnancy and brought a healthy baby. He tells me that if I want him to support us, I should put him on my baby`s birth certificate as a father.
We are now 6 months away from the baby`s life and he does not even want to know the name, let alone see the child, but every time I ask him to sign the parental rights, he starts to say that he intends to send me money for child support. A biological father who does not yet have parental responsibility can pass it on: their child would live with his guardian and not with his other parent, but he would share parental responsibility. If your child`s other parent wants their child to live with them, they can challenge your decision by seeking a court order. The court would decide on the basis of what is best for your child. A properly drafted parenting agreement has three main sections: the Children`s Act, in Section 26, provides a means by which parents who no longer reside together can reach an amicable agreement allowing them to participate in the education of the children.