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Parental responsibility

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HormonalHeap Sat 11-Jul-15 21:56:46

My ex-husband plays no part in our 15yo son's life through choice, but for some reason saw red when our son didn't call him early enough on Father's Day. (Ds lives with me, his sister and his stepdad, my dh). I also made the mistake of telling him our son got a horrendous school report.

Ex is now using both these things to say that he will use his parental responsibility to not allow ds to leave the country with dh & me, that he will claim I am abducting ds. (We have booked a month's holiday travelling to Canada and California). When I asked if ex would then be happy to have ds for this period, the answer was "No he can go to his grandma's).

Any ideas as to what the court would do if j make an application to take him anyway as we have joint parental responsibility? (Only on paper, that's for sure!)

prh47bridge Sun 12-Jul-15 00:03:13

For a genuine holiday the courts would almost certainly decide in your favour.

HormonalHeap Sun 12-Jul-15 08:39:12

Thanks very much prh47, yes a genuine holiday so worth making the effort to apply to the court. Ridiculous as the 'child' is now 6 footgrin

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