Hello, I have a 3year old child whose father is Irish and has N.Z residency. We were together for ten years. What can I do to prevent him from taking her out of the country?
Nothing.Have been in a state of shock!was just wondering what my options are.I don't mind him having access to her here but he works in europe and Ireland for four months of every year.He is our only source of income as I stopped working to care for our child.He is in Ireland at the moment and has met someone else and now wants to stop putting funds into our joint account. I have no doubt that when he returns here in early August he will want to take her to Ireland.
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You can prevent him from doing so, and there are strong protections in place. Under the Hague Convention a child cannot be taken from her domicile without your consent, and if needed you can get court orders which would stop him at the border (at the airport) if he tried to take her without your consent.
He can also be made to pay Child Support through Inland revenue by what is called a formula assessment. This is based on this income, and would be deducted directly. In a situation where you have given up a career for the child, he may also have to pay spousal maintenance until you are able to find work.
I suggest when you have caught your breath from the news, that you see a family lawyer and get this underway. You will qualify for legal aid as he is cutting off your income and you do not have a paid job.
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