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What are my options for taking my children to NZ to live? Their father is named on their birth certificates but refuses contact with them, and we don't know where he lives. They will be 16 and 11 when we go (2016) and because of a change in law, he has parerental responsibility for the youngest but not the eldest (from being named on the certificate). Thanks
We last heard from him in December 2009.
NZ immigration requires evidence that I have the right to remove the child from the country. They specify that they will follow laws and regulations in the origin country where they exist.
So I guess I need to find a way to remove his parental responsibility?
Yes, in a fashion. We have contact with his mum and his sister. Or rather, my eldest son does.
Are there any routes to follow to simply remove his parental responsibility? Cost wise I need to keep it down as much as possible, but time wise we are not looking to move for 2 years. I don't suppose you have any idea as to the costs involved with going to court?