Hi, children will be 9 & 6 at the time of the trip. No residence order in place
Main objection is the abuse that my mother allowed myself and my sister to be subjected to as children, I feel that she is not a trustworthy guardian.
The trip is planned for Portugal in June.
I can only draw on my own experiences and i could write a book on bad parenting through these experiences.... so things like severe sunburn through lack of parenting... both my mother and her husband are not competent swimmers and the girls are still learning so that is a concern. Abduction/missing while on holiday through lack of attention as my mother's husband tends to go on holiday for one purpose - drinking.
My main question is will my ex and I have to draw up a consent letter or can my children just be taken on holiday without my consent?
Yes, but not in great detail. She belives I am being an over protective father. She is aware of my concerns but shrugs them off saying that the girls have been told now and they are excited. Her main concern seems to be that if my mother takes them on holiday then she doesn't have to. Saves the effort and money I suppose.
Thanks, ***** ***** both mine and their mothers consent is required as we live apart?
what will probably happen is my mother will produce some kind of foney consent form with only their mothers name on it. She has been quoted as saying "I don't need his permission to take my grandchildren anywhere"... deluded to say the least.