Mr Ex husband requested to take my daughter on holiday to Dubai in October half term, this was agreed at mediation in January.

24th Oct 2018

He since told me in July that he wouldn't be taking her away due to work commitments.  End of September he then said he was going to take her away to Dubai, to the same place he took her last year but wouldn't confirm dates with me.  He was very vague with dates and his sister only collected her passport and suitcase last Friday.  I asked for dates etc of when she would return.  He took her away last year and refused to return her passport so I was made to get a new one for our annual holidays.  He has gone away, not sure what day and refused to let me speak to her, I finally spoke to her and she told me she is not in Dubai and in Spain!  Is this legal?? Surely I have a legal right to know where my daughter is???  We have a court order in place to confirm access arrangements which also states that her passport should be made availabel to both parents.  I do not have a problem with him taking her away, just want to know where and what dates and times they fly and that she arrives safely??

Hope you can clarify the legal stance on this please??



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  • Bridge Law Solicitors Limited

    You are entitled to know where your child is going.  A court would expect it entirely reasonable to be given details of not only the country but flight details and accommodation.  In future you would be within your rights not to agree to the holiday unless basic information is given.  If you can show that you have asked for this by email and it has been refused, a court would not see you as being unreasonable if your ex then made an application to court.  IT is not reasonable to go to a completely different country without your knowledge.

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