I wish to get my 2 children passports so that I can give my children the experience of international travel while enjoying a family holiday. The mother refuses to sign the section requiring her consent or to even respond to written requests to consider the notion. I have the children in my care close to 100% although it is not as sole custody of children, but merely because the mother chooses not to live near the children or visit them regularly. The mother pays no child support maintenance and continues to disregard the family law Final Orders including her need to have ongoing therapy to address her 'adult global functioning'. I have been given advice that to overcome the mother's lack of cooperation, I will need to go back to court and open up the Orders for variations. I have been quoted $9000 to do this. Apart from the cost, which is unaffordable, the stress of pursuing this action would have a large negative impact on myself and the children who have already had to deal with years of difficulty because of their mothers' poor behavior and decisions. The intent of requiring both parents consent for children passport is to help mitigate the issue of child international abduction which is of no consideration in this case. For the sake of dealing with a mother who otherwise has very little input into the day to day living of her children is it really necessary to drag everyone through the court system or is there a way around it?