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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Where in the UK are you and where does she wish to move to?
-What have the arrangements been for your daughter to see and live with you and how long has this been going on for?
Thank you. As you were married to the mother you will have parental responsibility and you should be consulted and involved in any decisions regardimg relocation or change of schools. She will need to disclose this to you so that you can make an informed decision and if it is going to impact your relationship with your daughter or you do not think it is in her best interest you can reasonably refuse your agreement to the move.
In the circumstances I would suggest that you make a referral to an independent mediator (you can find local ones here: familymediationcouncil.org.uk). The mediator will assist you both in reaching an amicable agreement that is in the children's best interests. If mediation does not help, then you will be able to pursue an application to court under Form C100 together with a £215 court fee to your local family court for a child arrangement order (if you wish for your daughter to be placed in your care) and a prohibited steps order to prevent her relocating and moving schools and the court can make a decision regarding the matter. For your information the Court will take into consideration the following when making a decision regarding the application:
1.The wishes and feelings of the child concerned2. The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs3. The likely effect on the child if circumstances changed as a result of the courts decision4. The child’s age, sex, backgrounds and any other characteristics which will be relevant to the court’s decision5. Any harm the child has suffered or may be at risk of suffering6. Capability of the child’s parents (or any other person the courts find relevant) at meeting the child’s needs7. The powers available to the court in the given proceedings
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There is no "limit" per se, but she needs to consult you regarding any major changes, especially if it will impact your relationship and arrangements to see her.
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You should have been given reasonable notice in order to consider such proposals and she should not have started making applications to move until your views are heard and a decision has been made between you. However, given that the school year is about to end it is highly unlikely that she will start a new school before September thereby giving you thr chance to make an urgent application to court to prevent the move if you want your daughter to live with you and stay in your area.