FAQs Parenting Time & Decision Making

When should I be thinking about passports in family law?

Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

Passports are a very important document for your children and should be considered immediately upon separation. Parents should be considering which parent will hold the children’s passports and how the transfer of documentation will occur if the other parent requires those passports for a trip

Even more important is the situation where a separation occurs when the children are still young and do not even have passports. In such a situation many parents may not consider the repercussion of not addressing this issue in their separation agreement or court order and as a result may face problems obtaining a passport for their children if they are not on good terms with their spouse.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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