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Hi. I would like to take my step-son to visit my family in the Philippines and UAE. He is 25 yrs old and with special needs. My husband has full physical custody and shared legal custody. I have told that we have to secure permission for him to go with us but we don't know her whereabouts and had no contact for years. We were able to get him a passport but haven't use it. Also, will this travel will affect his SSI benefit? Thank you.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

I am located in Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

He haven't left the country.

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I believe that's all it. I want to know if he can travel without his mom's permission.

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You are correct that if your husband and his ex have joint legal custody then he needs her consent to travel outside the country. That being said, there's only so much you can do to try to track someone down - do some internet searches to see if the address she lives at come up, ask some friends, ask some family members. After that - assuming you can't find her - you have two options: 1. go on your trip or 2. Petition the court for permission to travel - although, frankly, that might be overkill since you already have a passport to travel with the child.

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