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Parental Responsibility

Children (Jersey) Law 2002:

All the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities in relation to the child and the child's property for example education decisions and consent to medical treatment.

Who has parental responsibility (PR)? Where a child's parents were married at the time of birth they each have PR. If they were unmarried the mother has PR. The parents can agree they both have PR or the father can apply for it through the Court. The Court can also appoint a guardian who has PR. An individual with PR can arrange for some or all of it to be met by one or more persons acting on their behalf but remain liable if there is any failure to meet PR.

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