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Child Travel Order: Time to enjoy vacation with your child.

Family Law Court Orders For You & Your Child To Travel

Not every separation and divorce is amicable. In an idea world, especially where there are children involved, both parties work together in the best interest of the child. So what happens if one parent wants to take their child on vacation and the other is either not around, not responsive or just refuses to allow the trip. Child travel order applications are the next step for you to take in order for you to enjoy time away. The family law lawyers at Kahane Law Office in Calgary will help. Call now 403-225-8810.

The Cheapest Way For A Child Travel Order

The least expensive way for you to get a child travel order is by agreement. This means that your child’s other parent agrees to allow you to go on vacation with your child. In this case you can get a child travel letter signed by the other parent or guardian. Often, especially when crossing boarders, such an order is helpful to have. In this case it is often best to have the travel letter notarized so that the boarder officers know that the actual parent or guardian was the one signing the letter. If you still want an order, with consent, a court order can be applied for quickly, inexpensively and often for a flat rate.

Will The Court Deny Some Trips With Children?

While most child travel order applications are straight forward, there are some circumstances where the courts will not allow the trip. Getting a child travel order for travel to countries that are not signatories to the Hague Convention is difficult. This is an international treaty that protects children. The reason for this is that it will be difficult to get a child back form these countries if the parent refuses to return to Canada. In some circumstances, the court will not allow a child travel order if there is any kind of serious flight risk. This means that the court believes that the parent, once out of town or the county, will not return with the child. If you are concerned that your spouse is a flight risk, do not hesitate to call today.

How Long Do Court Orders take For Travel With Children

The process for getting a court order can take some time. The more difficult the other parent is, the longer this process can take. In order to leave yourself ample time, it is a good idea to start the process two or three months in advance of travel.

Getting A Family Law Court Order For Travel With Children

To schedule a appointment with one of our child travel order lawyers to discuss your options, please contact our family law team at Kahane Law Office. Call today at 403-225-8810 locally in Calgary, Alberta or email us directly here.