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Clare, Family Solicitor
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My wife and I wish to take my grandson on holiday to spain

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My wife and I wish to take my grandson on holiday to spain in august with his mother, my son who has fell out with us as we have supported his estranged partner says we need his permission to take my grandson on holiday.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old is the child and does the mother have a residence order?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Jace is 2 years old as of the 13th May, their are no court order's in place, all contact with the father is done by mutual consent, this sometimes means him (my son) picking him up and dropping him off at our house depending on the current relationship between him and the mother.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Technically you do indeed the permission of your son as well as his ex if you wish to take the child abroad.
The other option is for the mother to apply to the Court for a Specific Issue Order to allow the trip.
The real question is how for your son will take the matter
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Just to confirm, the mother is travelling with us, does this make a difference.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
No not at all - although unless your son actively applied to the court to stop the child leaving the country it is unlikely that you will be challenged at the airport
Clare
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