Thank you for your help in advance i am male and of 43 years I have been living with my partner for 12 years we have 2 children ages 4 and 7 We live in my house which I own and pay all mortgage and bills on my own She does work locally as well. The relationship has broken down I have offered my partner to stay in the house with the kids as long as I can still see them. I will continue to pay the mortgage and I will move out as we are 5 mins walk from school close to children's friends etc I will gladly do allot more if it means I can still see them. She has refused and using the children as a weapon and said she will move back up to where her parents are 50 mile away to make it as hard as possible for me to see them Both Children want to stay with me !! Her parents are very frail and cant drive My parents have looked after the children during the summer holidays. I pick them up from school most days feed them do homework and put them to bed every night.Is there anyway I can stop her moving and destroying the children's lives? I do not believe in sole custody as they should still see their mother but if I end up seeing them only every other weekend it will destroy mine and the children's lives.
What should me next steps be now dialog has failed ?
Yes we are both named on the birth certificates
The children's names are the same as my surname my partner / ex partner has a different surname
I hope to stay locally yes it is the ex partner who wants to move the children away
In your opinion with respect to me being there Dad what chance would I have to get a Child arrangement Order for the children to remain with me in their familiar environment?
is it 50 / 50 or less
I know it is like asking 'how long is a piece of string"' but I would just like to know how much preferential treatment their mother gets because she is there mother ?