Saint Paul, MN asked in Child Custody for Minnesota

Q: Can the custodial parent go on vacation with child for 30days?

Child has been visiting father for 6-8 weeks straight. Mother would like to spend a 30 day vacation with child. Can father withhold child from mother? Can mother have her vacation with child. There is no custody order in place. However father is trying to not give mother crucial time with child.

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Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Unfortunately, the way you have worded the question creates conflicts which prevent it from being answered. You call one parent the "custodial parent" but say that there is no court order in place. If there is no court order in place, there are not set rules on these type of issues. If there is a court order in place, you need to follow the court order. It sounds to me like you may need a court order to be established. Hope that helps.

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