Can mother having child custody leave country without father's consent


Hi, I am a mother to a 6 year old and recently divorced.The custody of my son is with me but the father has visitation rights.However he has never visited him in the last 3 years. My only question is - when I have to travel out of the country with my son , the visa formalities require my ex's signature and consent as well.Which custody would be appropriate so that only my consent is enough as I cannot chase him every time we travel.

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93 votes

If you have been granted custody of the child then I fail to understand why you need your ex husbands consent.However if its required then seek consent or move family court or High court to seek permission and then go.


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Hi. You are right, chasing him ti get his consent is not possible every time and he might act pricey. In this case I need to understand whether the divorce was mutual or contested. In both cases, depending upon the decree you can file and application before the court for appropriate orders . Please contact me for further discussion .

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