International Element CAO
Can someone enlighten me on the section ‘International Element’ on the CAO please. Does it mean ‘are there any other proceedings new or old in another country’ ? Or does it mean ‘does one parent live abroad’ ? Or similar.
International element: This refers to situations such as a parent taking a child out of the UK, a child with two nationalities and one of the parents have threatened to take the child out of the UK, one of the parents relocating abroad with the child.
@bill337 Thanks for the reply. There’s been no threats, in fact we haven’t heard from mum for over 2 years, the only part relevant is he does hold dual nationality. We have no idea where mum is, do you know if this will cause an issue ?
thanks in advance
I suppose you can tick the box for international element, because child has dual nationality. there could be risk of him being moved to other country.
You can use form C4 to ask court to help locate your ex: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-c4-application-for-an-order-for-disclosure-of-a-childs-whereabouts
Thanks, at this time I have no desire to contact her, she hasn’t bothered with him and never texts him or calls on his birthday. Absolute zero contact but that’s her choice. I did chase for contact and every time she failed to call at the time and date, so I gave up trying.
I want to take him on holiday (when things open up next year) or a day trip to France, so I need a specific issue order granting overseas travel without express permission from mother, which will never happen. There’s no treaty between the two countries.
I just didn’t know if ticking yes to International Element would complicate things.
@quietlife to be honest (and if anyone knows otherwise, please correct me), I can't see any issue with you taking him on holiday - if she's not bothered, then she's not going to know, let alone do anything about it. If she did find out, what, realistically, is a court going to do, with her track record.