A review of the Sahibzada v. Sahibzada case decides whether a trial court has the jurisdiction to prohibit minors from traveling outside the US.
By Sarah McCormack, Family Lawyer
A trial court has the discretion to prohibit travel by minor children outside of the United States prior to the age of 16 and absent their other parent’s consent.
A trial court could not, however, prohibit children from being removed from the State of Georgia.
This case involved a Father with no immediate family in the United States who had family in Canada, Australia, and Pakistan. He had not only sent significant amounts of money to family members in those countries, but he had also traveled unpredictably without informing anyone where he was.
Sarah McCormack practices family law with the Georgia law firm of Kessler & Solominay.
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