What is surrogacy itself?
Types of surrogacy and relation to parental and legal rights
Now that we’ve set out the (complex!) guidelines, who is who to the child?
Surrogate F and Surrogate FN are both the mother of the child legally. If she has a husband, even if it is not his DNA, the husband will be treated as the legal father in certain circumstances.
Essentially, by using a surrogate, you lose a lot of rights to your child, including parental rights and responsibilities. However, this is where Parental Orders come in. Sterling Law will help you with this complex process to ensure you are recognised as the parents of the child. After the parental order, you and your partner will be the legal parents of the child, if the court accepts it.CONSULTATION
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Our client, a non-EEA national, initially obtained a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national. Our client subsequently divorced from his EEA national spouse and obtained a residence card under the Retained Rights route. The client then applied for permanent residence, which was refused and a subsequent appeal was dismissed by First-Tier Tribunal as the Judge wrongly thought the client needed to be a qualified person, not his EEA national spouse during the time their marriage lasted. Permission to appeal on this basis was granted.
In the recent case of Topadar v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1525 the Court of Appeal examined two questions:
At what point is an immigration application decided by the Home Office?
Is it procedurally unfair for the Home Office to refuse an application due to the applicant’s sponsor (i.e. their employer) failing to provide additional information (without the applicant ever being made aware of the request)?
The Court of Appeal decided:
A statutory demand is a request for the payment of outstanding debt.
If you have an undisputed amount due to you or to your business (e.g. an unpaid invoice) then you can file a form called statutory demand requesting a debtor to settle the debt.
A statutory demand is a kind of a warning from you to a debtor that the failure to repay the debt might result in the start of a procedure in the courts to make the debtor bankrupt. This form is often used as a legal tool to apply pressure on the debtor to ensure that they repay their debt.
Two successful applications for leave to remain under the parental route. Our clients both parents of children in the UK had no status in the UK when they approached Sterling Law.