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Hi, I’m Lea and I will be assisting you with your query today.
I am very sorry to hear about your dilemma, but will do my best to provide you with advice and guidance on what to do next. Yes, it is possible to appeal a family court hearing, however there are only particular reasons one can appeal for, and these are if the judge made an error in law or procedure, or if the judge failed to take into consideration, or took consideration, of factual information that s/he should or should not have taken into consideration. In other words, you cannot appeal just because the outcome is not what you hoped for - there has to be an error of some kind.
If you feel there are grounds that fit into the above, then an appeal can be started on form N161, cost is £215.
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No, the judge was merely granting the mother the right to order the passport on her own, since he/she may have been informed the father would not comply - therefore the order was made to bypass the need for the father to be involved. That's not an appealable point, particularly since trying to appeal that supports the order that was made in the sense that the father would have delayed the application if given the opportunity. It's not a good, or worthwhile, argument to try to run as an appeal.
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Yes, but the court hasn't considered the allegations - they simply made an order for her to be able to get the child's passport done, presumably because she informed the court that the father was stalling on this. The rest of the issues will be dealt with in future hearings. From what you have written you do not have grounds to appeal. Sorry, I realise that is disappointing for you.
No, the Swedish courts have no jurisdiction if they live in the UK.
I know you don't want to accept this, but the child is entitled to a Swedish passport, that is a matter of fact. And one will be issued on application by the mother, father's consent having been dispensed with. The Swedish courts won't interefere.
The English courts have jurisdiction so the only method would be to appeal, and as I have already stated you don't have grounds to appeal. No error in procedure, law or fact was made.
I reiterate, the Swedish courts have no jurisdiction in the matter.
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