Children Issues

The law surrounding parenthood and parental responsibility of children of people in LGBT relationships can be complicated. The law in this area is still emerging. The circumstances surrounding conception need to be considered.

It is important to establish whether or not you are a legal parent and/or have parental responsibility. It will impact upon your ability to have a say in the upbringing of the child, financial obligations, inheritance and your right to be able to automatically apply to Court to determine issuing involving the child.

If you have a child and are uncertain of your legal status you should contact a member of the Family Law Team accordingly for tailored advice to your circumstances.

For general guidance on issues that arise relating to children see our Children section.

You may find it useful to contact Rainbow Families, an informal social and support group for LGBT parents and their children.

Brighton office

Tel 01273 775533

Eastbourne office

Tel 01323 730543

East Grinstead office

Tel 01342 310600

Forest Row office

Tel 01342 822112

Lewes office

Tel 01273 477071

Seaford office

Tel 01323 891412

Pulborough office

Tel 01798 875358

Storrington office

Tel 01903 743201

Gatwick office

Tel 0800 84 94 101

Primary Contact

Charles  Le May
Charles Le May


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