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Does husband have legal requirement to know?

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28 May 12 #333597 by trackieann
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Hello all

Asking on behalf of a friend who has just left her husband very recently.

She has a 18 month old and is 6 months pregnant.

Today she has moved into a new property and he is threatening legal action to get hold of her new address, and is becoming quite aggressive with it.

She is not witholding the child from him in any way, he still has access after work and weekends as agreed but he is insisting on her address...

The question is - does she have a legal obligation to inform him of their new address?

Thank you in advance for your time!

What a great website this is for help!

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28 May 12 #333599 by rubytuesday
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Welcome to Wikivorce.

She doesn''t have a *legal* obligation, but it''s not unreasonable for parents to know where their children are living.

His perceived aggression could simply be frustration at being kept in the dark as to where his child is living.

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28 May 12 #333600 by trackieann
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I completely agree. Just wondered on the technicality of it. Thanks so much for getting back so quickly.

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28 May 12 #333602 by WYSPECIAL
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Look on it from the other point of view. If he moves will she be happy to not know where the 18 month old is staying in his contact time?

Probably not but he wont legally have to tell her and court wont make him tell her (I know I''ve been there).

Unless there is a reason for either parent not knowing the others address then it is nicer if they do.

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28 May 12 #333605 by jslgb
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My stbxh went through this when his first wife disappeared for a year. There are ways to find her ie through benefits or electoral roll etc so it''ll happen eventually and she has to decide whether to with hold and make matters more strained.

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28 May 12 #333615 by u6c00
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In previous proceedings (this is going to sound complicated!) my ex''s ex wouldn''t tell us where he lived or was staying. Cafcass were involved at the time and told him that it was unacceptable to keep this a secret and so he handed over the address pretty quickly after that on his own.

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28 May 12 #333617 by jslgb
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u6c00 wrote:

In previous proceedings (this is going to sound complicated!) my ex''s ex wouldn''t tell us where he lived or was staying. Cafcass were involved at the time and told him that it was unacceptable to keep this a secret and so he handed over the address pretty quickly after that on his own.


My ex refuses point blank to tell me where he is living or where my daughter spends her time. He says its because i will turn up out of the blue one day. Ironically, i know his new girlfriend and the area she lives in so it wouldnt only take me to drive round the area and find their cars to find where he is living. I havent turned up yet!! Stupid man!!

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