Sole custody. The father even expressly said "She can have SOLE custody." during the proceedings.
The father never sees his son and has not spoken to him since August. He lives in Kentucky and is responsible for all transportation to and from visitation, as per the court papers. His visitation is set by the court as 2 weeks every summer and ever other Christmas for 5 days. This year, he missed the summer visitation, and missed his visitation last Christmas. He pays no child support whatsoever, even though the court has ordered him a mere $10 per month. Also, he didn't see our son for 3 years before the divorce in 2003, and has seen him twice since then.
He has signed both the passport papers and has given written permission for the visa. with a paper saying this:
"Father's name", , by signing this agreement, hereby gives complete consent for "Mother's name", to remove minor child "Child's name", their son, from the Illinois and the United States. Furthermore, "Father's name" is aware and understands that "Mother's name" and "Child's name" will be leaving the United States with the intent of permanent residence in the United Kingdom, and that "Father's name" will not pursue any form of legal action for the removal of "Child's name" from the United States.
As I said, signed and notarised....