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Right to visits in home country

by Marie / Posted 26/11/2013 / Updated 24/10/2014

Im wondering if anyone has experience or knows what usually happens in separation cases when the mother living in a foreign country wishes to visit her homeland with a young child when the father wont consent. Im particularly interested in cases in Italy, which is where Im living. I have asked the courts for permission for at least one visit a year to England, but its more than five months and still no response. I have the strong belief that I will not be granted permission.
I look forward to any comments or advice.

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From suzanne / Posted: 23/12/2013
maria, i am also separated in northern italy and could at least talk to you about my experiences generally bad, sometimes horrific shocking and appalling...i have two sons myself...do ask reunite to get in contact with me.be strong...
From Marie / Posted: 24/10/2014
It seems there is no justice. Nearly 18 months and after two formal requests through the judge for the right to at least a couple of weeks a year in the UK with my son, finally a response...not permitted. Of course I could visit whenever and for however long I wish, but my son mustnt leave the country and get to know where I, his mum, comes from. I have to note that I have never made any attempt to leave the country. I have been patiently awaiting the legal right to visit with my son, not wanting to jeopardise the situation and put myself in a bad light, even if I would be doing no wrong. This is true injustice.

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