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does a step mom have right to take a child on a plane if the

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does a step mom have right to take a child on a plane if the mother does not want her too.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 6 years ago.

My name is Lucy and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

If the father has custody at a particular time, he is allowed to let others take the child places. That includes on a plane. The mother wouldn't have any right to tell the stepmother how to take care of the child during times that the father was exercising his right to custody. The only exception would be if the mother had a court order against the stepmother, or if there was a court order generally restricting travel with the child.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
even if the father is not flying with them
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
Yes. As long as the father has agreed to it, and he's supposed to have custody at the time in question, it's OK.