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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-How old are the children?
-Are there any court orders in place, if so what?
-What have the arrangements been to date?
What were the arrangements previously and for how long were they in place?
Thank you for confirming. Firstly, the children have a right to a relationship with both parents which can only be reasonably restricted if it is in their best interests. Depending on their routines contact can be arranged around those however, it is not uncommon for non-resident parents to have arrangements to see the children from after-school for a few hours on the weekdays as well as weekly or fortnightly contact on the weekends.
Given your circumstances, I would suggest that you put your proposals to him in writing explaining why your proposals are in the best interests of the children and if he does not agree then it would be for him to pursue the legal process of having a child arrangement order to see the children.
If matters cannot be settled by direct negotiations with him, you can consider making a referral to an independent local family mediator (you can find local ones here: familymediationcouncil.org.uk). The mediator will assist you both in reaching an amicable agreement that is in the children's best interests.
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No, if you are acting in the interests of the children and because there are no court orders you are not breaching anything and his only remedy would be to apply to court for a formal arrangement.