Shared custody and permission for overseas trips – 7 questions you must ask
Many parents look forward to taking their children on holidays and overseas trips to create memories to last a lifetime. But what happens if you are separated or divorced? You may find you have difficulty packing up and taking your children on holiday – especially if the situation with your ex-partner is acrimonious. At our firm, we regularly receive queries from concerned parents about shared custody arrangements and travel. The situation for each family is different, but many ask the same questions regarding overseas trips.
- How do we arrange for custody consent before we take the trip?
- Does the travelling parent need to get permission from the non-travelling parent to travel with the child/children?
- What do both parents need if either party decides to take the child/children on holiday?
- What should the travelling parent do if they wish to take their child/children overseas?
- How can both parents reach an agreement about relocating the child/children?
- What if both parties cannot reach an agreement about relocation/holidays?
- How can a travelling parent apply for a passport for their child/children?