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alreid1612 wrote: Ouch. When the couple split it was agreed that the child would remain with the mother. She was only 2 or 3 at the time. This was not disputed. The contact order was formalised 2 years after the divorce when the mother moved further away and it about access arrangements for the father given that the mother had 'residency'.
alreid1612 wrote: Does the fact that the father has never requested he give his permission nor has the mother ever asked for it not give precedence to the fact that it is entirely reasonable to assume that it is not needed for periods under a month. If not the danger is the ex will simply deny the daughter for the mother and daughter to have a holiday abroad.
alreid1612 wrote: Having gone abroad without getting his permission, because we do no believe we needed it, what sanctions can be made against us on return. Or do we stop the holiday and tell the child why we are going home (and his solicitors will accuse us of threats, using the child against the father etc.