Child Custody FAQs

Can One Parent Travel With Their Child?

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

Yes, a parent can travel alone with his/her child. To avoid delays or being refused entry or exit at the border, it’s safest to have a travel consent letter signed by the other parent.

You should check your agreement or court order to see if you need the other parent’s permission and if you need to provide the other parent with information about your travel plans, such as your flight details and emergency contact numbers.

Courts will usually allow travel unless they believe that the child is in risk of harm.

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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), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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