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Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
How old is your daughter and what steps have you taken to re-establish contact?
When did you last see her regularly and how far away is she moving?
What was the pattern of contact 18 months ago?
Why did you not apply to enforce the order?
I do understand why you left the matter - but sadly that will count against you in terms of stopping the move.
If that pattern of contact had been ongoing for the last few years then you would have a reasonable chance of successfully challenging the move unless your ex ensured that the contact arrangements were still honoured
As things stand whilst you can apply for a Prohibited Steps Order to prevent the move happening until the Court had decided whether or not it is in the best interest of the child, the fact that you have not been seeing her will count against you.
However this does not mean that you cannot re-establish contact before she moves and ensure that it continues afterwards.
The starting point is to try and discuss matters with your ex using Family Mediation - and if that fails to apply to the court to enforce the Order
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
You need to go via mediation first I am afraid