Situation: Ex-wife wants to take 14 yr. old minor daughter to a South American country to visit emancipated older sister. Older sister is on a two-year education experience (post college humanitarian internship). Ex wants to take minor child this summer for two weeks. Emancipated child returns to US once a year.
Ex and I are American with no ties to the SA country. Only tie is older sister living there temporarily.
Ex has asked me to sign an order to get minor a passport so that she can take her to the SA country for a vacation.
Been divorced ten years. We have 50-50 joint custody. No preference to either parent. Ex recently pursued thin legal matter and was awarded tens of thousands of dollars in child support arrearages due to paperwork not being filed correctly 5 years ago. Relationship with ex was "amicable." Due to recent proceedings, relationship is now tenuous.
Can I be forced to sign the paperwork to get minor the passport? I'm uncomfortable with daughter going to SA country. And to be honest, I'm not interested in ex being the one to take her there if I weren't uncomfortable.
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