All mothers and most fathers of a child have rights and responsibilities which differ on the basis of the child’s age. For example, a father of a child will only have automatic parental rights (alongside the mother) if their child was born after 1st December 2003. Before this it was the mother who had automatic parental responsibility. We understand that there can be difficulties in the event of a family dispute. There is both emotional and financial strain caused by a family dispute, and at Ward & Rider we understand these complications giving you the most honest advice that we can. To get legal advice or for a free consultation on your case, call Ward & Rider Nottingham on 0115 901 7063 to talk to one of our team or to book an appointment.