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  • #21256 Reply
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    Anonymous

    Over the weekend my children’s father was arrested and charged with armed robbery.
    As he was already on a 2 year suspended sentence for grievous bodily harm, this means if he is convicted he may be away for quite some time.
    A lot of feeling clearly. Anger, sad, relieved and anxious being just a few.
    I have never seeked parenting orders as I have a 5 year DVO and he has never bothered coming for custody. However now I want to get my daughter a new passport (yes she already had one, it expired in August). So I thought I may as well start the process of going through family court to get things officially in place. My ex hasn’t seen his children in 2 years.

    Questions are this- am I opening a massive can of worms and potentially giving him the opportunity to insist I take my children to PRISON to see him.
    Should I just get permission for the passport?
    Should I just apply for passport without his permission and hope for the best.

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    Lucy Good
    Lucy Good
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    Thanks for posting on the Forum. We have had some technical issues and ladies have been able to post but not respond .. it is all fixed now, so you can look forward to getting some support.

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    Lucy Good
    Lucy Good
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    I am not sure about the answers to you other questions but would advise a chat with a lawyer to see where you stand.

    Regarding the passport, you are going to need him to sign it. It is really hard to get a child’s passport without both parents signatures.

  • #21355 Reply
    Lucy Good
    Lucy Good
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    This is definitely a conversation to have with you lawyer however I would recommend getting something solid put in place so cover you now and for when he is released. I don’t believe he will stand much chance of forcing his kids to visit him in prison, and like last poster mentioned you will need his sig for passport. Good luck.

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    Anonymous

    I agree with the comments above seek for legal advice to what is best for you to do. Good luck hun!

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