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Ex Wants to Take Child to Live in an EU Country: What Are My Rights?

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People are much more international now. It is not uncommon for people to spend periods of time working abroad or to have relationships with someone from another country. International families are now common, but the international element can cause problems if the relationship ends and there are children. What if one parent wants to take the children to live in another country?

Thankfully most couples who separate are able to agree arrangements for their children between them, without the need for the help of solicitors, mediators or the court. Shared arrangements are becoming increasingly common, where the children spend similar amounts of time with their mother and father. Obviously this requires an element of cooperation between the parents and usually a close geographical proximity for it to work. The further apart the parents live the harder it is to make sure that the children have a full relationship with both parents, which is in their best interests in the vast majority of cases. This is particularly difficult to achieve if one of the parents decides that they would like to move to another country with the children. Given how easy it is to move within the EU, this is happening more and more. If this happens it is important that you know your legal position.

Do you have parental responsibility?

The first thing you must consider is do you have parental responsibility for your child? This allows you to have a say in the important decisions in your child's life, such as consenting to medical treatment, and more importantly, as in this case, a say in whether your child can move abroad permanently with your ex. As the law stands at present, all mothers automatically have parental responsibility for their child as soon as they are born. All father's married to the mother of their child also automatically have parental responsibility. Unmarried fathers whose child was born before 1st December 2003 do not have parental responsibility for their child unless it is formally granted by the court or a formal agreement is entered into with the child's mother in a prescribed form. Thankfully the law was changed in 2003, to take into account the fact that many unmarried couples now have children, and any father named on the birth certificate of a child born on or after 1st December 2003 automatically has parental responsibility for that child. If you are not named on your child's birth certificate as the father, you can obtain parental responsibility with the agreement of your child's mother or through the court.

If you have parental responsibility and your ex wants to take the child to live abroad, your ex needs your permission. If you are agreeable to this, it is always recommended that you obtain a court order confirming your agreement and also detailing your contact with the child once the child moves abroad. Once the English court order has been made, a "mirror" order should be obtained from a court in the EU country that the child is moving to, as once the child moves abroad, any issues regarding the child would be dealt with by a court in the country where the child lives and not by an English court. You will need a lawyer in the country that your child is moving to, to deal with this. Although this can be expensive and time consuming, if your ex later reneges on the agreement you will find it much easier to deal with this issue in the foreign court as there will be a formal record of the arrangements that were agreed.

What if you do not agree?

If you do not agree to your child moving abroad, your ex will need to apply to court and ask the court to make an order agreeing to her request. Every case of this nature is fact specific, so it is important that you obtain specialist legal advice so that you present your case in the best possible light to the judge. If the judge does agree to the child moving abroad, they will usually insist that the court order include details of the time that the child will spend with you. You will then be advised to obtain a "mirror" order in the country that the child is moving to.

If your ex takes the child abroad permanently without your consent, this is technically parental child abduction and there are international legal agreements between Britain and the other EU countries, which would hopefully facilitate the return of the child to this country. If this happens you must contact a specialist lawyer immediately as it is important that an application is made to court as soon as possible for the child's return. Once the child has been returned, the English court will have to decide if it is appropriate for the child to move abroad permanently with your ex.

If you are separated from your child's mother, there will inevitably be many issues that arise regarding your child. Hopefully you will be able to deal with these between you, but if not it is important that you obtain the advice of a specialist family lawyer, which will then enable you to consider the best way forward for you and your child.

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This was a guest blog written by Fiona Wood, Family Law partner at specialist divorce solicitors, Pannone Law Group.

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@Sad dad - This can happen a lot in intercontinental relationships. The situation may change at some point in the future and may not turn out as bad as you think. If you continue to tell your son you love him and will always be there for him and keep reinforcing your love, things may turn around, if not now, when your child reaches an age where he can make decisions for himself. It happened to a friend of mine - he had to wait until his child was 18 and then his son made the decision to come and live with him. They are now getting to know each other properly which is great and the mum can't interfere as her power is lost. Continue to be a good dad and the rewards may come your way later on. I hate that some women just go all out to keep their kids away from the dads. But it can pay off. It might be a case of just biding your time.
Col63 - 19-Feb-18 @ 3:51 PM
Thank you for your response. The unfortunate situation is I will be told nothing until the last minute and I fear at that stage I may be too late to have any say on the situation. I love my son dearly but feel I am gradually being pushed out of his life, us Dad's definitely have it tough at times.
Sad dad - 16-Feb-18 @ 6:55 PM
Sad dad - Your Question:
Hi my son is now 12 yrs old and lives in Germany with his mother. I met his mother when I was in the army and based in Germany. Our son was born in Germany and therefore has a German birth certificate, an Army birth certificate and a UK birth certificate. I am named as the father on both the UK and army birth certificates. I am a UK citizen and so is my ex-partner. My partner and I split when my son was 18 months old. When I finished the army a number of years later I had no option but to return to the UK. My ex-partner who worked for the army as a teacher remained out in Germany with our son. I try approximately 4-5 times a year to visit my son either out in Germany or bring him back to the UK. My ex-partner is now remarried and over the last number of years I have noticed a steady turn in my son's attitude towards me. There has never been a good relationship between myself and my ex and she has never encouraged a relationship between myself and my son but as I have continued to pay her £250 per month by my own agreement and also pay for all travel costs in relation to seeing my son, she has not as yet prevented me from seeing him. However, I am now becoming increasingly worried about my son's new attitude towards me and as the army are pulling out of Germany next year I am wondering what rights I will have in relation to where my ex chooses to live when the army leaves. My ex would now have an opportunity to either retire with a healthy financial package and therefore could chose to live anywhere or she may choose to stay on working within the SCE Schools and look to move to the likes of Cyprus if the opportunity arises. Cyprus is extremely difficult and expensive for me to get to as I live in Northern Ireland and also my fear is that if she chooses to take her retirement the world is basically her oyster. I would be grateful for any advise you can give regards my situations d what rights I may have. I wonder because everything is linked to the army is she still governed by British law and therefore I should be consulted in relation to where she may chose to live as I have legal responsibility for my son.

Our Response:
I am sorry to hear this. However, all movement/relocation of your son would have to either be agreed by you or challenged by you. The only legal challenge you could make is via the courts, which would be costly given the international perspective. As in all cases, the court’s main concern is the welfare of the child in question. The court will always put the child’s best interests first and this main issue will determine the outcome of any application for an order. I can only suggest you seek legal advice when your ex makes her decision. Unfortunately, your questions are hypothetical at the moment and until your ex decides what her movements are, until then there is little you can do.
SeparatedDads - 16-Feb-18 @ 11:09 AM
Hi my son is now 12 yrs old and lives in Germany with his mother. I met his mother when I was in the army and based in Germany.Our son was born in Germany and therefore has a German birth certificate, an Army birth certificate and a UK birth certificate.I am named as the father on both the UK and army birth certificates.I am a UK citizen and so is my ex-partner.My partner and I split when my son was 18 months old.When I finished the army a number of years later I had no option but to return to the UK.My ex-partner who worked for the army as a teacher remained out in Germany with our son. I try approximately 4-5 times a year to visit my son either out in Germany or bring him back to the UK. My ex-partner is now remarried and over the last number of years I have noticed a steady turn in my son's attitude towards me.There has never been a good relationship between myself and my ex and she has never encouraged a relationship between myself and my son but as I have continued to pay her £250 per month by my own agreement and also pay for all travel costs in relation to seeing my son, she has not as yet prevented me from seeing him. However, I am now becoming increasingly worried about my son's new attitude towards me and as the army are pulling out of Germany next year I am wondering what rights I will have in relation to where my ex chooses to live when the army leaves.My ex would now have an opportunity to either retire with a healthy financial package and therefore could chose to live anywhere or she may choose to stay on working within the SCE Schools and look to move to the likes of Cyprus if the opportunity arises. Cyprus is extremely difficult and expensive for me to get to as I live in Northern Ireland and also my fear is that if she chooses to take her retirement the world is basically her oyster. I would be grateful for any advise you can give regards my situations d what rights I may have.I wonder because everything is linked to the army is she still governed by British law and therefore I should be consulted in relation to where she may chose to live as I have legal responsibility for my son.
Sad dad - 15-Feb-18 @ 5:09 PM
Percival - Your Question:
Hi, I would like some help please, my ex and I had a daughter in the UK, both parents British, both on the birth certificate, we moved to Spain and then split up. I have since come back to the UK as my business is here and since leaving Spain she has moved to France to be closer to her family. She is being unwilling in taking her to the airport for me to collect and is demanding that I collect her from the house and not helping towards any of the transport costs. What are my rights to seeing her? Thank you

Our Response:
Your only right in instances such as this, is to agree between you, or apply through the courts.
SeparatedDads - 23-Jan-18 @ 10:49 AM
Hi, I would like some help please, my ex and I had a daughter in the UK, both parents British, both on the birth certificate, we moved to Spain and then split up. I have since come back to the UK as my business is here and since leaving Spain she has moved to France to be closer to her family. She is being unwilling in taking her to the airport for me to collect and is demanding that I collect her from the house and not helping towards any of the transport costs. What are my rights to seeing her? Thank you
Percival - 22-Jan-18 @ 5:55 PM
please HELP. finally after an abusive marriage in Greece I am able to return with my child to the UK. However I had to sign a 50 /50 joint custody to be able to leave . My question is will I be protected onc im back on British soil , or I will always have to be at his beck and call a liftime .... can I apply for full custody once im saftly in the UK ..please help
k - 12-Jan-18 @ 11:22 PM
Neil - Your Question:
Hi there, I had my daughter who will be 4 next month with my partner in the uk. My partner is Dutch but had lived in the uk for 14 years. We had been together for 6 in the uk. 18 months after our daughter was born, my partner decided that we should go to Holland for the support of her parents. I lived there for 8 months but it didn’t work for me. We have tried to maintain a relation ship for the last 18 months but I fear it may not end well.What are my rights to see my daughter I have tried to maintain every 4 weeks so I drive over. Going forward is it my right to bring her back to the uk for visits? 1-2 weeks at a time when suits with her school holidays?It’s nice to see her when I go over but I really want to be able to bring her back to the uk to visit my familyWhat are my options?RegardsChris

Our Response:
The best way to come to an arrangement is through mutual negotiation and agreement. Any other option, such as court will cost, especially internationally. Mediation is also an option to consider, if there is a Dutch equivalent.
SeparatedDads - 12-Jan-18 @ 2:58 PM
Hi there, I had my daughter who will be 4 next month with my partner in the uk. My partner is Dutch but had lived in the uk for 14 years. We had been together for 6 in the uk. 18 months after our daughter was born, my partner decided that we should go to Holland for the support of her parents. I lived there for 8 months but it didn’t work for me. We have tried to maintain a relation ship for the last 18 months but I fear it may not end well. What are my rights to see my daughter I have tried to maintain every 4 weeks so I drive over. Going forward is it my right to bring her back to the uk for visits? 1-2 weeks at a time when suits with her school holidays? It’s nice to see her when I go over but I really want to be able to bring her back to the uk to visit my family What are my options? Regards Chris
Neil - 11-Jan-18 @ 9:46 PM
Rick - Your Question:
Hi , me and my partner are splitting after almost 4 years together, I am English she is Rep irish, we have an almost three year old girl, with a brittish passport ,we have all lived happily together with my two other girls and her son who loves me as a father, can she just leave and take our daughter back to Ireland without my permission.

Our Response:
If you have Parental Responsibility of your child, then your partner and you need to discuss the matter mutually. As specified in the article, your ex has to request your permission, please see link here . If you refuse, then she will have the option to take the matter to court and the court will decide what it thinks is in the best interests of your child. If your partner is the day-to-day carer of your child, then the court will generally allow the child to continue to live with the primary carer and it will not attempt to stop people from getting on with their lives. Therefore, if your partner can justify why she thinks it is in the best interests of your child to move with her, then the court will allow this. If you are the primary carer of your child, there is a good reason to argue why your child should stay with you. However, court is always seen as a last resort as it can be emotionally fraught for all involved. If you can come to a mutual decision with your ex regarding what you both think is in the best interests of your daughter, then as difficult as it is this will serve you better long term as a family, then arguing it out in court will. Especially if you can make mutual arrangements for each parent to be an integral part of all the children's lives still.
SeparatedDads - 9-Jan-18 @ 12:42 PM
Hi , me and my partner are splitting after almost 4 years together, I am English she is Rep irish, we have an almost three year old girl, with a brittish passport ,we have all lived happily together with my two other girls and her son who loves me as a father, can she just leave and take our daughter back to Ireland without my permission .
Rick - 8-Jan-18 @ 6:10 PM
My bf and I by the end of February we gonna have a baby, he is British and I am Greek , the thing is that due the pregnancy he has been really bad to me and last night we had a really big argument witch tops up to my feelings that I want to leave him after baby is born! Can I take my baby and go or do I have to go to the court?
Mari - 8-Jan-18 @ 11:33 AM
Hi, my partner and I have recently had a baby boy. She is Australian and I am British, she is here on a two year work visa. Before she fell pregnant we was splitting up, once we found out she was pregnant we decided to give it a go at making things work. Things got better but now we are coming back to the position we was in when we almost broke up. We have a holiday in 8 weeks time back to Australia. My question is, if she decided to stay there and she did not want to come back to the UK, can she deny him coming back home? And if she did, would/could the British government get involved as he is British not Australian? Would I lose my son?
Teggie - 4-Jan-18 @ 11:24 PM
Dont ever let your child go. My father let me go he cant getout of his country i am born as a dutch girl and cuban from my fathers half. I only saw him ones my whole life. I lost him and will never have a normal life with a motger and father. It hurts me everyday. I miss him every day. Dont let your child go they will miss you even if they dont act like that the DO miss you. I can call him ones in 2 months. Dont let thad happen to you it hurts it really hurts...
Girl - 27-Dec-17 @ 5:22 PM
Alan1 - Your Question:
Hello.My partner and I (unmarried) are both Irish but living in the UK, our baby boy was born this year in the UK but holds an Irish passport.His mother and I are unfortunately splitting up.I own and run a business in the UK and am not in a position to visit Ireland more than one weekend a month.She is talking about moving home and bringing our son with her.If somebody could please offer me some advice as to my rights on this matter it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

Our Response:
If your partner is living in the UK and wishes to take your child home, as specified in the article she would have to ask your consent (if you have parental responsibility of your child). If you refuse, and/or refuse to discuss the matter via mediation, then she would have the option to apply to court. As in all cases, the court’s main concern is the welfare of the child in question. The court will always put the child’s best interests first and this main issue will determine the outcome of any application for an order. As a rule, if your partner is the day-to-day primary carer of your child, it is more than likely a court would allow this if your partner can justify the reasons why she wishes to relocate home i.e help from family etc. You would have to attempt to justify the reason why you do not think it is in the best interests of your child to be taken out of the UK. You may wish to seek legal advice regarding this matter.
SeparatedDads - 14-Dec-17 @ 12:50 PM
Davey - Your Question:
My ex, my daughter and myself all live in the Caribbean. My daughter was granted a british citizenship by decent. I suspect my ex plans to move back to the UK with my 3 year old daughter, is there anything I can do to prevent this ?

Our Response:
As we are a UK-based site, we know only about UK family law. You would have to seek advice in your home country. In the UK, if the other person has parental responsibility of the child (husband or unmarried partner registered on the birth certificate), then the mother of the child has to ask for consent to leave the country with their child, otherwise it will be considered abduction. If the other parent with PR refuses consent, then an application to the court would have to be made. I suggest you seek legal advice in order to explore your options.
SeparatedDads - 14-Dec-17 @ 11:37 AM
Hello. My partner and i (unmarried) are both Irish but living in the UK, our baby boy was born this year in the UK but holds an Irish passport. His mother and i are unfortunately splitting up. I own and run a business in the UK and am not in a position to visit Ireland more than one weekend a month. She is talking about moving home and bringing our son with her. If somebody could please offer me some advice as to my rights on this matter it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Alan1 - 13-Dec-17 @ 4:44 PM
My ex, my daughter and myself all live in the Caribbean. My daughter was granted a british citizenship by decent. I suspect my ex plans to move back to the UK with my 3 year old daughter, is there anything i can do to prevent this ?
Davey - 13-Dec-17 @ 5:56 AM
Hi I am an Indian National, currently residing in the UK illegally. My partner and 18 month old daughter are Italian. Recently I got direct contact after a long court proceedings. Now I suspect my wife will move to Italy with my daughter without my consent. If she does what I could do?
Moja - 9-Dec-17 @ 11:34 AM
Shauny - Your Question:
HiMy ex partner to be is Slovak. We have 2 kids together, problem I have is she moved there in 2014 to be closer to her parents as she had no support on this side in the UK. So I moved them over there. I tried working there but money was not great, so I came back to the UK on the basis that once I got a great job I'll get them to move back here. She has now filed for divorce this year 2017, and my question is to you do I have to pay child maintenance?? Secondly doesn't she need my permission to keep kids in a different country as it was only temporary? As they a British and recently just found out that she applied for Slovak birth certificate. I want to see my kids but it will cost me more in flying over aswell as paying somewhere to stay. I need help???

Our Response:
Unfortunately, there is little you can do in such circumstances if your children are now considered to be settled abroad. It is most unlikely a court would rule to uproot them and force them to move back to the UK. Whilst it is a criminal offence to remove a child from the UK without the permission of the other parent or order of the court, permission was given by you and it would be very difficult for this to be retracted now your children are living abroad. The best option you have is to attempt to negotiate with your ex directly about the payment of child maintenance and access arrangements. If you cannot negotiate directly, then an international court case will cost.
SeparatedDads - 8-Dec-17 @ 12:45 PM
Hi My ex partner to be is Slovak. We have 2 kids together, problem I have is she moved there in 2014 to be closer to her parents as she had no support on this side in the UK. So I moved them over there. I tried working there but money was not great, so I came back to the UK on the basis that once I got a great job I'll get them to move back here.... She has now filed for divorce this year 2017, and my question is to you do I have to pay child maintenance?? Secondly doesn't she need my permission to keep kids in a different country as it was only temporary? As they a British and recently just found out that she applied for Slovak birth certificate..... I want to see my kids but it will cost me more in flying over aswell as paying somewhere to stay. I need help???
Shauny - 7-Dec-17 @ 7:45 PM
Chandy - Your Question:
Hello, I don't know if it is the apt section to ask and get some basic details. But let me.We are an Indian family living in Germany since 5 years.Since years my wife had an opinion to settle in Germany and never wanted to go back India.Some months ago she filed a case to get complete children's custodial rights and court decided to give equal rights. Now she is separated(not divorced) from my family and kids are with me.Kids are with me after court investigations that she is not capable to take care of our kids as she is sick as well.She has no job and not willing to do any job and she wants money from my side that's all. When asked she will never ever give permissions to go back to India with kids for the permanent settlements.I have no intentions to separate kids from their mother but she is not allowing to execute my & kids interests to settle in India.I believe EU has mostly same laws followed across. recently I came to read about unmarried couples father exclusive rights to get child custody rights. But nothing found for married couples.My question is, Are there any laws or methods to approach court to get rights to relocate India along with kids? Thanks for any advice's, to move on.

Our Response:
As we are a UK-based site, we have no knowledge of German family law. But there will be an option to take this matter to court. I can only suggest you take legal advice.
SeparatedDads - 5-Dec-17 @ 2:16 PM
Hello, I don't know if it is the apt section to ask and get some basic details. But let me. We are an Indian family living in Germany since 5 years.Since years my wife had an opinion to settle in Germany and never wanted to go back India.Some months ago she filed a case to get complete children's custodial rights and court decided to give equal rights. Now she is separated(not divorced) from my family and kids are with me.Kids are with me after court investigations that she is not capable to take care of our kids as she is sick as well.She has no job and not willing to do any job and she wants money from my side that's all. When asked she will never ever give permissions to go back to India with kids for the permanent settlements.I have no intentions to separate kids from their mother but she is not allowing to execute my & kids interests to settle in India.I believe EU has mostly same laws followed across. recently I came to read about unmarried couples father exclusive rights to get child custody rights. But nothing found for married couples. My question is, Are there any laws or methods to approach court to get rights to relocate India along with kids? Thanks for any advice's, to move on...
Chandy - 5-Dec-17 @ 10:58 AM
Hello, I don't know if it is the apt section to ask and get some basic details. But let me. We are an Indian family living in Germany since 5 years.Since years my wife had an opinion to settle in Germany and never wanted to go back India.Some months ago she filed a case to get complete children's custodial rights and court decided to give equal rights. Now she is separated(not divorced) from my family and kids are with me.Kids are with me after court investigations that she is not capable to take care of our kids as she is sick as well.She has no job and not willing to do any job and she wants money from my side that's all. When asked she will never ever give permissions to go back to India with kids for the permanent settlements.I have no intentions to separate kids from their mother but she is not allowing to execute my & kids interests to settle in India.I believe EU has mostly same laws followed across. recently I came to read about unmarried couples father exclusive rights to get child custody rights. But nothing found for married couples. My question is, Are there any laws or methods to approach court to get rights to relocate India along with kids? Thanks for any advice's, to move on...
Chandy - 5-Dec-17 @ 10:58 AM
Sean - Your Question:
OK, Complicated.Me & my partner have a 4 year old Girl, she was born in the UK. We moved abroad to Spain when she was 1. we are not married. I bought us a house, and I work from Home and provide the income. My partner does not work. I supply all needs, such as food, water, electricity and bills ect.However me and my partner had an argument one night, at which point she stormed out and went to the spanish Police, the case was dealt with the next day in court, where all charges where dropped. Our solicitor then agreed to start a mutal custody order 50/50 which we both agreed to, she said it could take upto 1 week. In the time, I moved back into our family home, and my partner moved in with my daughter & a friend. 2 days Later she returned to the UK, and messaged me once arrived. " sorry I am back in the UK " taking my little girl. My solicitor tells me she can not do this, as we are in the process of a shared custody trial. What may happen ? I am so sad, and it kills me every day I do not see my little girl.

Our Response:
I am sorry to hear this. If your child been taken or kept overseas by their other parent or a relative without your permission, or if you are worried this might happen, this leaflet will tell you what you can do and who to contact, please see link here. A court can order a person to return your child to the country of residence, however, much will depends upon the Spanish courts in this instance (if the trial is due to be held in Spain). We can't advise what form this may take.
SeparatedDads - 4-Dec-17 @ 11:22 AM
Nat - Your Question:
HI, I have 15months old daughter wanna go back to Poland with her. Her dad is English and looks like he won’t agree to take her with me. I can’t leave here anymore, have no support if move out and get a flat on my own it will be really hard for me to take my baby to the nursery (cause of the hours I work ) I have all my family in Poland. They want me to come back. My mom has a really big flat I would have my own room even my baby would have own bedroom. They would help with looking after her when I’m at work and in general I would get more support back in there than here. Plus my ex partner is aggressive and being racist towards me in front of our child (I don’t think he realises she’s half polish) he’s even trying to stop me from seeing my family I’m not aloud to go to Poland with Maja on holiday or Christmas this year he took my passport of me last year took our daughters passport.just to stop me from booking flights.

Our Response:
If your child's father is English and has parental responsibility, then you would need his permission to leave the country, please see link here . As specified in the article, if your partner refuses, then you would have to apply to court. As in all cases, the court’s main concern is the welfare of the child in question. The court will always put the child’s best interests first and this main issue will determine the outcome of any application for an order. If you are the day-to-day carer of your child and if you can prove your child would have a better life in your home country, then the court would not try to stop you getting on with your life elsewhere. The court will want to hear that you are open to your partner having access on a regular basis, so he can continue to develop an ongiong relationship with his child.
SeparatedDads - 4-Dec-17 @ 11:02 AM
OK, Complicated...... Me & my partner have a 4 year old Girl, she was born in the UK. We moved abroad to Spain when she was 1. we are not married. I bought us a house, and I work from Home and provide the income. My partner does not work. I supply all needs, such as food, water, electricity and bills ect. However me and my partner had an argument one night, at which point she stormed out and went to the spanish Police, the case was dealt with the next day in court, where all charges where dropped. Our solicitor then agreed to start a mutal custody order 50/50 which we both agreed to, she said it could take upto 1 week. In the time, I moved back into our family home, and my partner moved in with my daughter & a friend. 2 days Later she returned to the UK, and messaged me once arrived. " sorry i am back in the UK " taking my little girl. My solicitor tells me she can not do this, as we are in the process of a shared custody trial....... What may happen ? I am so sad, and it kills me every day i do not see my little girl.
Sean - 3-Dec-17 @ 6:05 PM
HI, I have 15months old daughter wanna go back to Poland with her. Her dad is English and looks like he won’t agree to take her with me. I can’t leave here anymore, have no support if move out and get a flat on my own it will be really hard for me to take my baby to the nursery (cause of the hours I work ) I have all my family in Poland. They want me to come back . My mom has a really big flat I would have my own room even my baby would have own bedroom . They would help with looking after her when I’m at work and in general i would get more support back in there than here. Plus my ex partner is aggressive and being racist towards me in front of our child (I don’t think he realises she’s half polish) he’s even trying to stop me from seeing my family I’m not aloud to go to Poland with Maja on holiday or Christmas this year he took my passport of me last year took our daughters passport...just to stop me from booking flights.
Nat - 3-Dec-17 @ 12:10 PM
I'm Portuguese and my ex-partner is Spanish. We are going through our separation now. We both live in the uk for over 15 years. Both children (9yo and 7 yo) were born in Spain but always lived here. Can she now move to Spain without my consent? Who could i contact to know about my rights?
Jorge - 29-Nov-17 @ 9:55 PM
I am Italian immgrant ....before I left Nigeria my son live with me and my parent and now my ex girlfriend have took my son ..And she have agreed to give me back my son and I want my son to come and live with me in Italy, what do I need to take the baby without any problems. Thank you
Mikel - 25-Nov-17 @ 10:40 AM
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