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JGM, Solicitor
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I havent seen my daughter since 1999 when she was a baby and

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I haven't seen my daughter since 1999 when she was a baby and my wife and I separated.
My daughter was age 15 last February.
At what age can I legally try to find her or contact her?
There was never any restraing Court order preventing me from doing so but I don't know where she is and her mother made it extremely difficult for me and will probably continue to do so.
I live in Scotland.
Thank you for your question.

Your daughter is legally an adult from the age of 16 and she can make up her own mind as to whether she wants to see you or not.

However there is nothing to stop you trying to get in touch with her at the moment. The law says that a child aged 12 or above is entitled to express a view on such matters.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you. This clarifies the age elements for me.