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Clare, Family Solicitor
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I have 15 year old daughter and her father has a court order

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Hi, I have 15 year old daughter and her father has a court order of no contact except letters. He has not sent a single letter for 7 years. We have an opportunity to emigrate to US and I have asked him if he could sign permission, he initially agreed but the started making conditions, texting my daughter horrible things. What can I do in this situation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help you.

You should apply to the Court for "Leave to remove" your daughter from the UK

You can read more here

http://www.leavetoremove.info/leave-to-remove-faqs

In the circumstances there is no doubt that the court will give permission

Please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just one question, the embassy told me I need to have sole custody, now I've read there are two types of custody here physical and legal. Do I have any of these with the court order of no contact I have already got? How do I approach this?
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Ther eis no concept of Custody in the Uk any more - which is why you need either the consent of the father or an Order from the Court

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I see, thank you very much for your help.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry just one more question, how long may it take to get this order?
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

In your case I would expect three to four months at most

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