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Proof of child custody

Post by mtroedson » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:04 pm

Hi,

I have a question i couldn't really find an answer for:

My Cambodian wife (we are married in Sweden) has a daughter with a Cambodian man (never married). The daughter is 10 years old and we are moving her here to us in Sweden (she lives as many other kids with grandma, but sjes getting old and we need her to get better education than in her home).

The father has never been present, he is not in the family book, the kid has the mothers last name, she has a passport. The family book lists the mother as head of family.

The father has put his name on the birth certificate. But nowhere else.

Now the swedish migration agency says they need a paper that proofs that the mother has sole custody of the child.

As I understand it, the Family Record Book setting her as head of family is exactly that.

Or do we need to go to a lawyer and get a court order for this?

We have already waited 9 months for the Swedish Migration agency and now they dump this on us, last minute.

Any advice on what to show them as proof of the mother having custody over the child?
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Re: Proof of child custody

Post by Kammekor » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:37 pm

mtroedson wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:04 pm
Hi,

I have a question i couldn't really find an answer for:

My Cambodian wife (we are married in Sweden) has a daughter with a Cambodian man (never married). The daughter is 10 years old and we are moving her here to us in Sweden (she lives as many other kids with grandma, but sjes getting old and we need her to get better education than in her home).

The father has never been present, he is not in the family book, the kid has the mothers last name, she has a passport. The family book lists the mother as head of family.

The father has put his name on the birth certificate. But nowhere else.

Now the swedish migration agency says they need a paper that proofs that the mother has sole custody of the child.

As I understand it, the Family Record Book setting her as head of family is exactly that.

Or do we need to go to a lawyer and get a court order for this?

We have already waited 9 months for the Swedish Migration agency and now they dump this on us, last minute.

Any advice on what to show them as proof of the mother having custody over the child?
I am afraid only two documents will do:

- a death certificate of the father, legalized by MoFA in Phnom Penh, or
- a court order / statement from the father he grands the mother full custody, legalized by MoFA in PP

I think you should put any thought of having the girl coming over anytime soon to the side. Whatever it will be, it might involve a trip to Cambodia.
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Re: Proof of child custody

Post by mtroedson » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:58 pm

Thanks, @Kammekor The father is absent since 10 years (living somewhere in thailand with a new name and id and passport).

Going to Cambodia is no problem, we want to sort it out once and for all, but I guess my best bet is to contact a lawyer and have them handle it for us then. Anyone know any good one's that dont rip you off (too much)?
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Re: Proof of child custody

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:42 pm

there must be a family court that will grant sole custody to her.
thats how i got sole custody of my daughter..Father does NOT Need be around or sign anything...
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Re: Proof of child custody

Post by mtroedson » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:36 pm

@phuketrichard that's what i thought that there has to be. I am sure they will grant her the custody on paper, as the father is non existent (working in thailand illegally under fake name, has no id card with the name on the birth certificate etc) the kid has lived with her mother and grandmother all her life.

Am sure a family court should handle it qiickly, but as for how that's done I guess i need to find me a lawyer. Damn it.
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