I would like to go through the Court and ask for a temporary passport for my son, if that is possible. Due to his father and I having joint custody, I asked his father's permission and he told me no. We are not and have never been married. He stated "if he cannot have fun with him, I can't either". I never denied him parenting time with his son. It's court ordered and he failed to keep his parenting time schedule. He has not seen or spoken to our son in the last seven and a half (7 1/2) years. He is eight (8) now. I do not plan on fleeing the country. We have been missing out on family trips outside the US (Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, etc.). I want to take him on the Disney Cruise in 2021 but I need permission . I just need the proper steps in the right direction to get the ball rolling. Thank you in advance.
You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to bring the appropriate motion before the Court to allow you to travel aboard.
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You should retain counsel and you need to file a petition allowing you to get a passport without the consent of the other parent.
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The best and smartest way is to hire a lawyer. Otherwise, you need to go to the court house and figure it out taking advice from people who may or may not care about your situation and may or may not understand how to help you.
The court can order the parties to consent to a passport application. I suggest you hire an attorney to file application for you.
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