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31 Jul, 2018

Do I need my ex's permission to go on holiday with our child?

Do I need my ex's permission to go on holiday with our child?

As the school holidays approach, issues about taking children abroad on holiday can often cause tension and anxiety between separated parents, which can spoil precious time together. If you want to take your child abroad, you must have the permission of anyone else who has parental responsibility for your child, and in fact it’s a criminal offence to take a child away without permission. Parental responsibility gives you the right to make day to day decisions about your child’s care, and a...

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30 Jul, 2018

I am separating from my partner.  Will I have to go to court to resolve things for the children?  What are the other options?

I am separating from my partner. Will I have to go to court to resolve things for the children? What are the other options?

Separating is always tough, particularly where there are children involved. You will need to work through who the children will live with and what time they will spend with the other parent, as well as deciding upon issues around decision-making and parental responsibility. As any good family lawyer will tell you, it is better for the family as a whole for a solution to be reached amicably, and wherever possible to avoid court. Lawyers are there to help you, not just with court proceedings, b...

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