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WHATI SPARENTALRESPONSI BI LI TY? Par ent alr es pons i bi l i t yi sdes c r i bedi nSec t i on 3oft heChi l dr en' sAc t1989as" al lt her i ght s , dut i es ,power s ,r es pons i bi l i t i esandaut hor i t y whi c hbyl aw apar entofac hi l dhasi nr el at i on t ot hec hi l dandhi spr oper t y" . Al lmot her shavepar ent alr es pons i bi l i t yf or t hei rc hi l d.Fat her swhoar enamedont he bi r t hc er t i fic at eorwhoar emar r i edt ot he mot heral s ohavepar ent alr es pons i bi l i t yf or t hec hi l d.Anyot herper s onwi l lhavet oappl y t ot hec our tt oobt ai nr es pons i bi l i t y.Havi ng par ent alr es pons i bi l i t yf orac hi l dmeanst hat youmus tf ul filt womai nr ol es .Theyar e: Pr ovi deahomef ort hec hi l d Pr ot ec tandmai nt ai nt hec hi l d

HOW TO APPLYFORPARENTAL RESPONSI BI LI TY I fyouar enotaut omat i c al l ygr ant edpar ent al r es pons i bi l i t yt hr oughmar r i aget ot hec hi l d' s mot herorbybei ngnamedont hec hi l d' sbi r t h c er t i fic at e,youc anappl y.Youmus thavea c onnec t i ont ot hec hi l d,andt her ec anbe mor et hant wopeopl ewhohavepar ent alr es pons i bi l i t yf ort hes amec hi l d.Toar r angepar ent alr es pons i bi l i t y,youc an: Si gnapar ent alr es pons i bi l i t yagr eement .I f t hemot heragr ees ,youc anfil li naf or m andt akei tt ot hel oc alc ount yorf ami l y c our tf orpr oc es s i ng. Appl yt ot hec our ti fyouc annotagr eeon t hear r angement swi t ht hemot her .

DOESPARENTALRESPONSI BI LI TYGI VE AUTOMATI CCONTACTRI GHTS? HOW MUCHDOESI TCOSTTO OBTAI N ACOURTORDER?

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