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Objecting to child''s holiday

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03 May 12 #328198 by somuch2know2
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I have been reading a lot on this subject and want to know where I stand legally.

My wife is allowing my 13 year old to go on a 2 week holiday with her friend and their parents. I was not consulted and had no say in the matter, but I have serious objections to her going as her friend is a few years older and the parents let her do whatever she wants. I know I cant do anything now, but i am confused to what PR I actually have when I am fighting for contact in the first place.

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03 May 12 #328200 by Deedum
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If your child is going abroad, I think a permission letter from parents is required for passport control.

I was told I should have had this when my daughter''s boyfriend came on holiday with us when he was 15 (however they still let us through without checking although we offered a telephone number).

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03 May 12 #328201 by somuch2know2
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yes they are going abroad- to Crete. I am not happy about this at all but I was lead to believe ages ago that as the NRP I had no right to say anything.

I really am uncomfortable about the whole thing. Although there is just a 2 year difference that is MASSIVE at that age, 13yrs vs 15ys. Also the friend has a tendency to use my daughter for her entertainment- basically getting her into trouble sort of thing. Its my wife''s good friend but I have always voiced this opinion.

Do I have any options whats-so-ever?

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03 May 12 #328203 by MrsMathsisfun
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As NRP you have the exactly the same rights as the RP and a child can not go abroad without the permission of both parents.

A RP has to get a NRP permission to take a child abroad and visa versa. The only except is if residence has been award by a court to one parent.

I assume if you were very concerned you could apply for prohibitive steps order.

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03 May 12 #328232 by somuch2know2
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My daughter is trying to be ''cool''.. and in doing that she is rebelling and trying to fit in. as I said thre is a BIG difference between 15 and 13.

That is good to know. I will raise this with my wife after I hopefully see the kids this weekend. she is granting me this at the moment

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03 May 12 #328253 by sillywoman
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You trying to prevent your daughter going on holiday and you will lose your daugher for good.

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03 May 12 #328271 by Bernie58
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I don''t think there is any procedure to ensure both parents agree before a child can be taken abroad on holiday by a single parent. I took both my children abroad on my own when I was separated from my husband and it was never queried

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