Hi, I am wondering if I could gain some help. I have a 3-year-old and there are family court orders in place. Every time I don't do something right, the father threatens family court and has actually taken me to family court 3 times in 3 years and lodged paperwork another time but withdrew at the last minute. Recently, my current partner and I are going on a holiday over to the US and two of my children, including the 3-year-old were to come with us. The father of the 3-year-old consented verbally and signed the passport documentation and even went and paid for and got the passport photos for our son. I then received a message saying he would not agree to our son going overseas. I tried discussing this with him and eventually we came to an agreement and our son was allowed to go again. In the last few days, he has said our son cannot go again and is threatening to put our son on the watch list. He is now saying that he will be lodging the paperwork to take this to family court as an ex-parte process, which I assume is in the Judge's chambers without parties present. This is so he can have our son put on the no-fly watch list. I am wondering how the ex-parte process really works and if each parent is given the opportunity to state their case? Also, there is no real reason for him to put him on the watch list, as I won't take him without his father's permission as it would also be breaching the current court family court orders in terms of visitation. He did draft a letter giving me permission to take our son overseas earlier when he was agreeing to letting me take him but it isn't signed. If anyone has any help for this, I would be grateful. Thanks.