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Hi, thanks for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-How old is the child?
-Are you the biological father?
-Are you named on the birth certificate or were you married to the mother?
Thanks for confirming. For there to be a residence order, the order must specifically state that the children are to live with the mother. As you state this is not in the order, then she would need your explicit permission to take the children abroad as you have a PR order in place.
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Where is she going and why do you object to it?
Thanks for confirming.
For your information, a prohibited steps order can only be granted if the objection to the travel is reasonable and you have raised some reasonable points, notably the non-disclosure of the travel in proceedings and the impact on your recently granted arrangements. More importantly you have stated that it will impact her first week of primary school.
You would be able to pursue an urgent prohibited steps order application in person to your local family court together with a statement about the objection and attend the court tomorrow or Tuesday. You will need to use form C100 and a £215 court fee, and contact the court to see if you need to arrange an appointment to issue the application.
You can contact the police and inform them of this position and they will inform you if there is enough grounds for them to issue a port alert. Furthermore, if she is travelling to Northern Cyprus then you will have very good grounds to prevent the travel as Northern Cyprus is not a signatory of the Hague Convention and a return of the child will be a lot more difficult as the authorities there have no obligation to assist.
If the judge agrees with your concerns, the court will issue the PSO and it will be for you to instruct a process server to serve her and you can use this PSO to raise a port alert. Given that you do not know where exactly in Cyprus she is planning to go I would suggest you contact the police immediately on 101 and take their advice on whether they will assist and then consider pursuing the PSO applicaiton tomorrow.
Yes, also that she has not obtained your permission as required due to your PR order
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