Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-How old are the children?
-Are there any orders in place regarding them, if so what?
-What have the arrangements been for you and the children and for how long have the arrangements been in place?
-Which country are you going to?
Sorry for the delay in responding. Are there any court orders in place (eg. Residence/contact or child arrangement orders?)
Thanks for confirming and apologies but I cannot take a phone call at the moment. However, if she continues to refuse to allow them to travel with you, you should consider making an urgent application to court for a specific issue order for a holiday for your 13 and 15 year old (your 17 year old will be too old for the court to deal with unless they have learning disabilities or other issues). The application can be done using form C100 and a £215 court fee and given the urgency you can take the application and a statement regarding the history of the matter and the holiday plan (eg. location, duration etc) and request to go before an urgent business judge on the same day. The mother's consent for holiday travel cannot be withheld unless there are child protection or other concerns regarding the travel and given their ages, the children's views will also be taken into account.
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Thank you - I hope it goes well. If you have any questions in the future you can ask for me directly by starting your question For Harris