I have a 4 yr old son and my ex boyfriend. He has visitation rights but he rarely uses them. At one point before going on child support he claimed he wanted to relinquish his rights which I said absolutely no to. Now that I want to apply for a passport for my son he is giving me the toughest time ever. I asked his father if he can get his son to sign the paper or i'm going to court with him but he is saying no he doesn't trust my son going out of the states and on to a cruise. He is stuck on that answer and there is nothing going to change that. I know he loves his son however I think he is saying no to keep my son from having a passport and going on a cruise with me. I'm in the state of NY what should I do. Will the judge force him to sign the papers? Suppose he keeps saying he doesn't feel safe with him son leaving the states will the judge give me consent to get it anyway just because he doesn't even see his child that much? What should I do. This guy is a jerk I know he is gonna stick to his work just to be vindictive.
My ex is on the birth cirtificate he signed it and we had paternity established )Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:28 PM on Feb. 11, 2012 in General Parenting
Answer by 3libras at 4:34 PM on Feb. 11, 2012
Answer by gemgem at 4:39 PM on Feb. 11, 2012
I googled and here is some info
you need to submit form DS-3053, explaining why the non-applying parent's consent cannot be obtained, but it doesnt guarantee anything.
Answer by gemgem at 4:41 PM on Feb. 11, 2012
Answer by JeremysMom at 4:45 PM on Feb. 11, 2012
Answer by LeJane at 4:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2012
The law is pretty clear
Do you have sole custody? If you do then you wouldnt have a problem getting one because you could show you have sole custody. If he has joint with visits then he is well within his rights to refuse. Think of it this way, if he had your child and asked for a passport would you be 100% ok with it or would you maybe pause a minute? I know I would not be content with signing a form for a passport for either of my ex's. Just look at the page itll give you good info and options.
Answer by gemgem at 4:59 PM on Feb. 11, 2012
Answer by meooma at 8:42 PM on Feb. 11, 2012
Answer by vicesix at 12:10 PM on Feb. 12, 2012