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    AndrewRobinson
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    1. Hey guys,  This is the first time I’ve ever posted a topic, I’ve recently separated from my wife of 8 years, we have a 4 year girl and a 2 year old so . We both share PR, I see both my children from a Friday to a Monday morning when I dropped them off at school and nursery. My wife is an Australian and has mentioned a few times she would love nothing better than to move back, she currently has both kids passports, I’ve involved a solicitor requesting she allows me to have one passport as I believe she could be a potential flight risk, she still has not after 5 weeks receiving the email relinquished one, any thoughts on how to progress this matter?Also can anyone offer some straight up no BS advice on how to raise your children as a single dad with mental health- ADHD/ASD, I’m struggling, I hate the fact I’m going through this separation but I literally feel alone, it’s upsetting and heartbreaking, thoughts of anxiety and constantly doubting myself and my ability as a father, the thought that how I react if she (ex) meets someone else how will I react? How would I feel about another man being in my kids lives? Will they see him as dad? Any advice and support would be greatly appreciated.
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    mathew
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    Dear Andrew,

    Your wife cannot take your children to Australia without your consent. Although your children have dual citizenship they are habitually resident in the UK. Under the Hague convention if your ex moved to Australia with your children without your consent or a court order then your children would be repatriated back to the UK. Of course you don’t want it to go that far and you can get a prohibited steps order if you fear there is a flight risk. I think you can get a court order to mandate your ex to hand over one or more passports but hopefully it will not be needed if she understands the legal issues. I suggest you contact the charity Reunite that gives free advice to prevent international parental child abductions. I have contacted them over the years and they have airways given me excellent information and support.

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    SOLOMUMMY
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    If she won’t give to you freely, then I’d suggest you could report them lost and get replacements.

    I would also put a flag in the passports when they return at border control so if she attempted she would not be successful.

    The rest I’m afraid you’ll learn to live with.

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    meme78
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    may I ask do you have ASD or your children, I only ask because if it’s your child they wouldn’t be able to move to Australia you cant even visit there with a ASD child, my friend tried to go on holiday and because her child is autistic they could go. probably not really the best advice but just trying to put your mind st rest. good luck x

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    ./
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    ./
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    Not sure that is accurate re: unable to visit, but maybe hinder immigration though they are trying to address that as per post above. The post below suggests they are making some effort at least with helping both residents and travellers alike at airports.

    http://www.google.com/search?ei=LG-lXcSDMqiOlwS3gYWAAQ&q=can%27t+visit+australia+autism&oq=can%27t+visit+australia+autism&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.12…0.0..12922…0.0..0.0.0…….0

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    ./
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    Not sure that is accurate re: unable to visit, but maybe hinder immigration though they are trying to address that as per post above. The post below suggests they are making some effort at least with helping both residents and travellers alike at airports.

    http://www.google.com/search?ei=LG-lXcSDMqiOlwS3gYWAAQ&q=can%27t+visit+australia+autism&oq=can%27t+visit+australia+autism&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.12…0.0..12922…0.0..0.0.0…….0

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