Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old are the chidlren and what is the current pattern of contact?
How will he get them to school if you move?
What extra ocntact would you offer?
Has he been a regular attender at school events?
How long have you been with your new partner?
No - the length of the relationship is the crucial point.
The Court does have the power to say that the children cannot be moved to new schools and to transfer their care to their father if you decide to move anyway.
HOWEVER in your case I do not believe that this is a risk.
the chidlren are young; the distance is relatively short and your relationship is well established.
You do need to firm up your Contact offer - half of all school holidays and maybe two weekends out of three and being generous in terms of who does the travelling should suffice.
Whether you use a solicitor or not is up to you.
There is no reason why you should not do it yourself provided you can stay calm even under provocation.
Make sure that you have full details of schools etc.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
You are most welcome - I hope all goes well