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I'm looking for advice on relocation, out of the UK, with a

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I'm looking for advice on relocation, out of the UK, with a 10 year old who's father has never had any contact or financial input. I have attempted to contact him via the only method available to me and he has chosen to ignore all messages since he found
Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Liverpool currently as a student
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Predominantly research, contacts in Germany and attempted arranging a discussion with the father
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I can think of...just unsure of the processes involved

Hi thank you for your message, provided the father has not provided permission you will still need to go to court for an order approving the move. The best way to do this is to

apply to court for a specific issues order. A ‘specific issue order’ is used to look at a specific question about how the child is being brought up in this case to take them out of the country. Follow these steps to apply for a court order:

1) Read guidance CB001 on making an application: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/family-court-applications-that-involve-children-cb1

2) Fill in the C100 court form found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-c100-application-under-the-children-act-1989-for-a-child-arrangements-prohibited-steps-specific-issue-section-8-order-or-to-vary-or-discharge

3) Send the original form and 3 copies of it to the nearest court that deals with cases involving children, you can find the nearest court here: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/search/

It costs £215 to apply for a court order. You may be able to get help with court fees if you’re on benefits or a low income and you can find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/get-help-with-court-fees

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thankyou very much. Is there a preferred order to do these things in? i.e. i plan to move after graduation in a little under 2 years

Hi thank you for your message, well you would not need to seek an order now then. If you were planning to move in say a a couple of months you would seek the order then. Maybe when you are 6 months from graduation make an application as you should get a hearing within a few weeks, earlier if it needs to be. I hope this helps, if you can please accept my answer and rate me 5 stars (in the top right of your screen) then Just Answer will credit me for helping you today.

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