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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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My former wife ( Moroccan) wishes to take the boys to see her

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My former wife ( Moroccan) wishes to take the boys to see her family for 10 days at half term. we were divorced in December 2014
We have joint custody and I have a caveat on the passports until they are 16 years of age.( they are 12 and 8 years at present)
From the divorce settlement , my wife was granted the mortgage free fully furnished house
in AGADIR, Morocco.
I have been in touch with the passport office and the child abduction office in London, who state that Morocco is not under the Hague convention.
My solicitor who dealt with the divorce is not a specialist on child abduction , but we are both very suspicious of her motives and feel she may not come back with them, as she has greater incentive to stay there.
She insists on having the passports, which I am objecting to as once they are in the country , it will be hard to get them back to the uk ( they were both born here.
my name is ***** ***** Almond
Tel- 01994.231145
I would appreciate some advice.
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thanks for your question.
If you do not provide consent to the travel then it would be for her to make an application to court for a specific issue order and for the court to decide what is in the children's best interests.
You are correct in stating that if she does not return them from Morocco then it will be difficult to get them back to the UK and this would be a strong reason not to allow the trip.
If you have concerns that she may have other travel documents for them or that she may have applied for other passports then you can make an immediate and urgent application for a prohibited steps order under form C100 to your local family court together with a £215 court fee.
Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is no different to what I already Knew.
Sorry.
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Your question did not specify what you required information on so I have elaborated the position. Please do let me know what you require clarification so that I can expand on my response