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Relocating after a divirce

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08 Apr 12 #322465 by Shireen
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I wish to divorce my husband and return to home to south Africa. Both my husband and I have dual citizenship British and south African. I have a 3month old baby but my husband says even if I divorce him
I can not return to SA. Is this true? My entire family live there and this is where I want my son and I to live. HELP!! anyone been through something similar???

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08 Apr 12 #322488 by WYSPECIAL
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How will you ensure regular contact between your son and his father if you move with your son.

That is what you will probably need to convince a judge to allow your son to move abroad if your husband objects.

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08 Apr 12 #322497 by DrDaddy
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Shireen wrote:

I wish to divorce my husband and return to home to south Africa. Both my husband and I have dual citizenship British and south African. I have a 3month old baby but my husband says even if I divorce him
I can not return to SA. Is this true? My entire family live there and this is where I want my son and I to live. HELP!! anyone been through something similar???


Do you not think that it is important for your son to have a relationship with his father?

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08 Apr 12 #322499 by Fiona
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The international convention is that the country where the child habitually lives has jurisdiction. Consent from your husband is required to relocate your child permanently. Alternatively permission from the courts in the UK could be sought and you would need to show feasible and practical plans for accommodation, finances, employment, child care, contact, travel etc.

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