Legal Parentage Dispute

A dispute about a child’s legal parentage can arise in a range of modern family and assisted reproduction situations including:

  • Problems with completion of patient HFEA consent forms at UK fertility clinics (e.g. missing or errors), calling into question the legal parentage of a non birth parent for their child.
  • Dispute about legal parentage between parent/s and a known donor or co-parent following assisted conception.
  • Dispute between a parent and a former partner about legal parentage for a child.
  • Dispute between a parent and a surrogate about legal parentage for a child.
  • Dispute between a step-parent and a child’s legal or biological parent in a blended family situation.
  • Dispute about legal parentage following a foreign adoption.

Legal parentage disputes can raise complex legal issues about legal status, identity, parental responsibility, contact with a child, a child’s upbringing, financial responsibility for a child, inheritance rights, citizenship and nationality. They require expert understanding and navigation of the legal, practical and wider issues under fertility and family law from the outset.

How We Can Help

Our legal services include:

  • Legal packages
  • Bespoke legal advice tailored to your situation, needs and wishes
  • Preparation of legal documentation
  • Legal support and representation in court proceedings

Legal Packages

Package One

Legal parentage dispute – legal review

This provides expert legal advice on family and fertility law in the UK in the event of a legal parentage dispute with a known donor, co-parent, surrogate, former partner, current partner or other adult.

If you wish to discuss your situation or require legal assistance please contact us.

 +44 (0) 20 7965 8399

Bespoke Legal Services

We also provide further and ongoing tailored legal advice, assistance and representation in legal proceedings concerning legal parentage in the English Family Court for:

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Louisa Ghevaert has dealt with numerous leading legal parentage dispute cases in the UK, read more here.

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