by chochang  08/03/2016  465 Page Views
5 Comments  Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
Hi, has anyone had experience with, or heard of an ex-spouse applying for a passport for a child and not getting the other parent to co-sign the application? My stepchild has indicated that her mother has obtained a passport for her. My partner has not received the form for signing. We are concerned that she may say she was unable to contact him which is false as they have contact via phone, she knows his mobile number, knows his place of work, has come to pick her child up from our home on one occasion and receives weekly child support payments as well.

If she has obtained a passport without his approval and takes their daughter out of the country, what problems can this pose? There is no court order in place, simply a verbal agreement (and CSA has been advised) that the daughter is with him Friday night to Monday mornings on a fortnightly basis.

Is this kosher?