My ex husband is refusing to sign my 16 year old son's passport application, saying that he should be studying during his summer holidays, rather than taking a family holiday overseas with his Mum and older siblings. 1. The trip covers Christmas/NY 2. The child's father lives interstate and has not spent any significant amount of time with my son in the last 7 years, apart from 1 week in July 2022. He has not even suggested that my son spends Christmas with him. 3. There are no parenting orders in place. The tickets have been booked, as I had no reason to believe he would refuse to sign, but I am now applying to the Family Court in WA to have the need for his signature overridden. Has anyone done this before? How long did it take you? We travel in 5 weeks. I am also considering applying to the Passport office for a B9 just to hedge my bets, although I've read that its rare to get approval. I'd love any advice/experience please. Thank you.
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