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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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I have recently got a child arrangement order stating that

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I have recently got a child arrangement order stating that the child lives with me and outlining the contact arrangements for the child to see her father over a rolling 4 week rota for the weekends. what i am unsure of is what the restrictions are regards ***** ***** child on holiday if it would interfere with fathers contact times on the weekends (example, a 10 night holiday abroad) can i go ahead without written permission from father or do i need written permission as it would be going against the court order. In the order it does state "This contact may be varied by consent of both parties".
If the father refused to return daughter to her home with me, do the police have any powers to get involved?
Am i allowed to relocate to Scotland without permission from the father or the courts?
Many thanks
AM
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
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Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question and my apologies for the delay
My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you.
If the Order specifically states that the child will reside with you then you can take the child abroad for up to 28 days at a time without obtaining the consent of the father
However if this means that he will miss contact then you will have to offer alternative dates instead
Since you have a court Order if your ex refuses to return the child at the end of Contact then the Police MAY be willing to assist you in recovering the child - if not then you can make an urgent application as soon as the Courts are open for an Order which means that the Police MUST help you.
You cannot relocate to Scotland without the agreement of the father or an Order from the Court.
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your help, with regards ***** ***** the court order was ended how would I stand then about moving?

AM

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am afraid that the position on the Relocation issue remains the same whether or not there is a Court Order in place
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Would it be possible to relocate somewhere in England without permission?

AM

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
That is possible but you woudl have to maintain the contact arrangements at your cost - or offer better contact and take responsibility for the travelling
Clare