My child’s father and I have joint custody. They currently live with him(physical custody). They are 10 & 12. He wants to take them to Germany but I do NOT want him to. What can I do?
You'll have to review the court order and/or any written agreements concerning custody and parenting time first to see if there are specific terms concerning international travel. If the answer isn't there, it may be because there are no specific restrictions, in which case, you may not be able to prevent such travel if it does not infringe on your parenting time. That said, most airlines require some proof that the traveling parent has "sole custody" or if not, that the other parent has given permission. Also, the passport agency will not issue a passport for the children without such proof. I suggest you get in touch with an attorney for specific assistance if this cannot be quickly resolved. Good luck!
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Assuming he merely wishes to take them on vacation (not to live there), then one would need to know your reasons for denying the trip. Generally if a parent has joint custody the children are presumed safe in their care. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.
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