Hi, thank you for your question. Please confirm how old the children are and if there are any court orders in place regarding them, if so the terms?
Thanks for confirming. As the arrangements have been for the children to be in your care it will be difficult for him to attempt to disrupt or change these arrangements unless there are child protection concerns or if he is unable to show your care of the children is not adequate. In any event, if he attempts to disrupt the arrangements you would be entitled to apply to court for a child arrangement order (for residence) to stabilise the arrangements.
This can be done under Form C100 together with a £215 court fee to your local family court for a child arrangement order and the court can make a decision regarding the matter. For your information the Court will take into consideration the following when making a decision regarding the application:1.The wishes and feelings of the child concerned2. The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs3. The likely effect on the child if circumstances changed as a result of the courts decision4. The child’s age, sex, backgrounds and any other characteristics which will be relevant to the court’s decision5. Any harm the child has suffered or may be at risk of suffering6. Capability of the child’s parents (or any other person the courts find relevant) at meeting the child’s needs7. The powers available to the court in the given proceedingsIf you have any further questions regarding this please let me know. In the meantime if you found this information helpful please provide a positive rating using the stars at the top of this page. I will not be credited for answering your question without a positive rating. Thank you