My daughter is 17 and there is a restraining order against my soon to be ex-husband. She wants to go to Ireland as an exchange student for her senior year. Will I need my spouse's approval for her to go? If I don't need the approval will anytime in the future I be in trouble for letting her go?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You will need his consent for her to leave the country. He will also have to sign off on her getting a passport if she doesn't already have one. If he refuses, you can get a court to order that she be allowed to get a passport and go to Ireland if you can show good cause (sounds like you have it) and he cannot show good cause for refusing.