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My 14 year old grand daughter wishes to come and live with

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Good afternoon, my 14 year old grand daughter wishes to come and live with me. Her parents are in agreement. My son, her father, live in Abu Dhabi with his wife and young children, her mother lives in South Africa with her husband and her small children. Do they or I have to go to court to get formal parental responsibility?
JA: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?
Customer: No, just a document that both have sign and got stamped with an Apostille stamp as I live in the Canary Islands and was told by a Spanish lawyer that that was enough to be able to register her with the local school and get a national ID number
JA: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county does he live in?
Customer: I'm sorry your question doesn't make sense
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Only that we all live in different countries so its complicated
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If all parties are in agreement, then you should not have to go to court to achieve delegated parental responsibility.

The signed document that you have should suffice.

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