Hi There, I am hoping someone can help. I am wanting to take my child interstate for 5 days over xmas to spend time with extended family and family visiting from overseas. Current family court orders state shared care over xmas day and xmas eve, however in the past the other parent has taken leave overseas and not bothered with his time at xmas. I have asked the other parent for "permission", however he has refused. Given he has taken many many holidays and foregone his time with the child, I believe that whilst I understand he wants to see the child around xmas, that he is being more than unreasonable given this is our first interstate holiday in 3 years. Can someone tell me if/how I can apply to the family court to permission to travel? I'd rather not just up and leave as he would probably try to have me arrested for kidnapping or something petty like that. I think the family court would grant me 5 days to travel interstate to be with family over xmas. The alternative, if we don't go, is that we are here on our own over xmas with no family at all, just so he can spend 24 hours with the child. Thanks in advance.