What can my Japanese ex do to stop me from moving out of Japan?
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Hello...I divorced by Mutual consent divorce at the ward office almost a year ago. Luckily, at that time, my ex -wife agreed to me having custody of our children. She seems to have been content seeing the children once a week on the weekends. Apparently she is thinking I want to live in japn for the rest of my life. Well, I am planning on moving back to the USA soon. Now I am debating on whether to tell her before we leave or to tell her after we have already arrived in the USA. Under Japanese law, based on the mutual divorce papers, I have sole custody of my children. If I tell her before we leave, and she decides to try to stop me, is there anything she can do? if so, what? If I wait to tell her until after my children and I have arrived in the USA, have I broken any Japanese, American, or International laws? I truly appreciate any input. My heart wants to tell her vefore we leave, but my common sense tells me to wait until we are safely in the US. Advice please.....
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