The anecdotes offered above are very helpful. The advice is the same for either a mother or father traveling alone with a child. If you are traveling alone with your child you should be aware that concerns about parental abductions have made border officials more vigilant when they find a child traveling alone with one parent. You should be prepared to produce documentation such as a letter of authorization or travel consent signed by the other parent. In some countries you may not be asked for it. In others, you will be detained until your authorization can be reviewed by officials. The child may even be questioned about the other parent. You should also note that you may have trouble re-entering the country of origin.
In the United States new requirements have been added in response to child abductions and trafficking. To get a passport your child must apply in person with:
A parent traveling abroad with their child must provide U.S Immigration officials with a notarized consent from the other parent for the child to travel abroad. You should consult an attorney to have the proper documentation prepared.
If I have sole\full custody, can I leave state with my child ?
Yes, because she has SOLE custody, so you have nothing on the kid legally.
Only if a single mother.
That would probably require the permission of the court. Sole custody does not always mean freedom to leave the state.
You cannot have sole custody without physical custody. If your ex has physical custody, you are the non-custodial parent.
Depends what country you're resident in.
apply to the courts for sole custody and pray.
My husband had this happen to him..... The mother had sole custody, she died in a car accident. Father picked her up and now had sole custody of her. We called around to different attourneys to see if we had to do anything through the courts to get sole custody, and we were told that due to bio mother dying biodad instantly got sole custody. Now if he didn't want sole custody then a near relative could petition the court for sole custody. Hope that helps some.
Review your documents that grant sole custody. if you don't have court documents stating sole custody. than more than likely yeah... likely you have joint custody. both parents have joint custody until the court grants sole custody. some people assume because the child lives in there house 95% of the time they have sole custody... un true sole custody is appointed by court. Now assumeing you have sole custody granted by court you may beable to move anywhere you choose. View the laws for your state.
It depends. If you have sole custody, go for it. If you have joint custody, you have to have the permission of the other guardian; you can get a signed note, it's fine. If you don't have custody at all, no, you can't.