non-consecutive weeks of vacation with our daughter and I have the first picks. I noticed the two weeks in accordance with the Order. There were no other restrictions on travel, it just noted that it could commence beginning in June 2013.
I will be travelling by plane for a week to visit my parents and family, this is my first opportunity to go out of state with my daughter. My ex has been repeatedly harrassing me with threats that she will contact the police and report a kidnapping if I go on my trip in accordance with the Order. Plane tickets are very expensive, I set the travel up so I will have visitation the day before over the weekend so that blocked visits would not occur. What could I do to protect the vacation despite the threats? Should I just go and have the Order with me?
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
If your orders are included in a Judgment, and are "final" orders, then there are no travel restrictions, unless the Judgment states there are restrictions.
If this is a "temporary" order (meaning you do not have a final judgment), then on the back of the Summons, there is an order restraining both of you from traveling outside the state of California without prior written consent from the other party, or prior court order.
If this is a temporary order, you are restrained from traveling, but you could go to court, possibly exparte, and ask permission to travel.
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Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Sounds like you're good to me. If you gave notice pursuant to the Court Order and gave the other parent information regarding the itinerary (where you are going, flight numbers, travel dates, contact number and address, etc.), then she can call the police or do whatever else she wants. If you have complied with the Court's Orders, then you have nothing to fear. Having a copy of the Order with you is a good idea. Good luck.
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Family Law Attorney
What does the judgment say? talk to your attorney, get a certified copy. If you do not have an attorney consult one
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