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Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Family Law litigation attorney practicing in Tennessee.
Yes, if your court order says that you can apply for and obtain a passport individually - and without the consent of the other parent - you can apply on your own. You will need to provide a certified copy of the order with the application to prove that you've got the authority to get a passport without the mother's consent.
two more questions:
1. My order just said that the passport and international travel of the child is decided by me in the Major Decision Section. Is that OK?
2. certified copy means Court certified copy
Notory public for true copy? Thanks.
1. Yes, I think it means that you can get a passport without the mother signing off.
2. A certified copy is a copy from the court clerk that is stamped as certified.