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HelloUnfortunately, yes. And that is why a court order is important. It will address all of these issues such as traveling for vacations, etc.I suggest that you consider filing for a custody order. You can do it yourself, but you might consider at least consulting with a local family law attorney. If you do not want a local attorney to help, then I suggest you go to the clerk of the court in the county where you and the child live and ask for the packet of documents to file for sole child custody.
You can review the forms, see if you want to DIY or have a local attorney do it for you. While this is not something that is going to help with the planned cruise, it is something so in the future this never happens again. I suggest you can get a Temporary Custody Order until the hearing can be held, or you figure it out in mediation.
That temporary order for sole custody should be sought for both Legal and Physical custody. That way you make all decisions regarding your daughter without any input from the Father. He can dispute it at a hearing or in mediation.
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