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How to travel out of the country after a divorce

Ohio parents may want to take their children outside of the United States for a variety of reasons. However, it might not be so easy to do so after a divorce. In many cases, noncustodial parents have the right to object to such a trip or otherwise be entitled to information about it. An exception could be made in cases where only one parent has physical and legal custody of the child.

Generally speaking, whether an international trip with a child is allowed will be determined as part of a parenting plan. However, even if the plan doesn't specifically allow for international travel, the parents may be able to come to a solution on their own. The key question is whether allowing the trip is in the child's best interest. Even if it is, there may be still be limitations on when it can happen and where the child can go.

For instance, it may be possible to limit a foreign trip to a holiday period when the child is not in school. Parents will also need to work together to ensure that the child has a passport and that other necessary paperwork is submitted prior to the trip. Failing to do so could cause delays or put an early end to a parent and child's travels.

When parents separate or divorce, child custody is typically one of many issues that need to be sorted out. Even if parents agree to a basic custody and visitation structure, issues may arise over time. If problems do occur, parents should seek the advice of an attorney before doing anything that could infringe on the rights of another person. Problems may be resolved through mediation or by asking a judge to make a ruling.

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