Child Custody FAQs

Do I Need the Father’s Permission to Travel With My Child?

Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

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.

The only time you can travel freely with your child is if you have a parenting plan, separation agreement or court order that says you don’t need your partner’s permission to travel with your child. It’s important to carry a copy of your agreement or court order with you to prove that you don’t need anyone’s permission.

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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.

For more information, visit our website, or you can call us at: 905-655-6335.