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  • Jul 17, 2012, 07:17 AM
    suzelynn
    Parent leaving country with child without other parent's knowledge
    Is a parent allowed to leave the country with a minor child without the other parent's knowledge or consent?

    Who do I contact about this?
  • Jul 17, 2012, 07:39 AM
    JudyKayTee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by suzelynn View Post
    Is a parent allowed to leave the country with a minor child without the other parent's knowledge or consent?

    Who do I contact about this?


    I don't know what you mean by "who do [you] contact?" Are you the parent who left with the child or the parent left behind?

    Yes, you need the permission of both parents - in writing.

    Contact the other parent.
  • Jul 17, 2012, 08:26 AM
    Fr_Chuck
    They should not be able to get the passport and visa to leave the country ( USA) without written permission of both.

    What is the custody status, but you go to court and get a order demanding the return of the child, maybe a temp custody order. If they do, have them found in contempt and a order for their arrest. Then try to get the other nation to honor it to get chlld returned.
  • Jul 17, 2012, 10:33 AM
    AK lawyer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fr_Chuck View Post
    They should not be able to get the passport and visa to leave the country ( USA) without written permission of both. ...

    Except that passport and possibly visa are required to enter another country, not leave this one. But in effect it's six of one and a half dozen of the other.
  • Jul 17, 2012, 06:54 PM
    suzelynn
    I am the parent who was left behind. My husband has visitation with her and took her out of the country without my knowledge. I don't know what he is planning or when/if they are coming back.

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