My partner and I are getting married next week, we reside in England. My daughter (14 years old) from my first marriage lives with us and has lived with us for almost a year. She was abused by her biological mother (my x-wife) who also attempted abduction (CAFCASS confirmed to court). X-wife resides in France. My daughter adores her new 'mum' and is prepared to support any applications. The English court granted me sole residence of my daughter here in England this year after my xwife tried to force her back to France. Court also put in place protection measures so that my daughter cannot be forced out of England or to meet with her biological mother if she doesn't want to. My x-wife continues to cause problems (filing counter residence claims in France and Turkey and has disregarded the Orders of 3 judges - a whole different story). To protect my daughter (if I should die etc.) is it best for my new wife to apply for parental responsibility, or for joint residence? We are LIPs.
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