My son has 50% custody of children for his daughter. He agreed to allow the Ex and his daughter to live in Victoria on conditions that he could phone his daughter each week, come over to stay with him on the school holidays, a copy of school reports, etc. His ex did not follow this and both his ex and my granddaughter disappeared. After much time and money was spent, my heartbroken son stopped looking (we now know they went to live with her boyfriend). A few years later,, I found a newspaper clipping stating that our young granddaughter was flown to Melbourne hospital from Shepparton Hospital gravely ill and that family members have all been contacted to be by her side as she may not make it through the night. My son or anyone in our family were not contacted. My husband and I have retired and the first port of call was to travel to Victoria to try to connect with our granddaughter. With my son's blessings/ approval, we found her and her mother gave us permission to visit. Our granddaughter stated that she would love to visit her dad. Ahe also happened to mention that she has been overseas also. I am so confused how legally all this could happen, so my question is: 1. How did a young 10-year-old get a passport without her Dad knowing? 2. What are our grandparents rights to have phone contact with our granddaughter? 3. How can the ex really stop her from visiting her Dad even when it's on the court order? It's her 15th birthday tomorrow. Do hope someone can help me, thank you.