My daughter and grandson are stuck in aussie,because the dad is jealous and being selfish,both parents have a mutual

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Customer: Hi there,my daughter and grandson are stuck in aussie,because the dad is jealous and being selfish,both parents have a mutual understanding when it comes to share the child,but dad won't sign documents for granson to get a passport to travel to nz for family gatherings or family connections. Can you please help
JA: What steps have your daughter and grandson taken? Have they filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: Why do they got to file paperwork with U.S. government,when they are in Australia?
JA: Have your daughter and grandson talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: yes they have
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: my daughter has been trying for a long time to get a passport for my granson to travel to NZ,since he was born in 2018,but the dad has some issues obviously,now that my daughter has been made redundant from her job today,everything is starting to take a toll on her
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If the father is being difficult, your daughter might not have any option except to apply to the family Court in Australia to permit her to apply for a passport and to bring her son on a visit. The question will always be whether they will return to Australia, because if they just moved to New Zealand without the father's consent, he could apply to have the child returned to Australia, which you would agree, would be a bad result. But she can certainly apply to the court for consent to travel as long as she undertakes to return with the child

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