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I am a Solicitor and will assist you today.
I am sorry to hear about the difficulties that you are experiencing with your ex.
It seems very clear to me that your children do not want to live with their father full time.
If this is the case -let him waste his money and apply to court for an order that they live with him - it will be fruitless for him.
The reason I say this is because your children are of a sufficent age that the court would give high regard to their wishes and feelings. They do not need a solicitor. The court can arrange for a Childrens and Families Officer to speak to your children and ascertain their views. It is highly unlikely that a court will rule againt their wishes and feelings.
This couped with the fact that your children have always lived with you - means that your ex is going to get very far!
Do not worry. Try mediation and expain your position - as long as he doesnt try to manipulate you during the process.
If he applies to court - relax and do not worry. A children and families officer will call you befoe the first hearing. You can explain your position to them.
Just because he applies to court doesnt mean that he will be successful.
Maybe its the skeptic in me - but perhaps he's after the benefits for the children.
let me know if I can hep you further
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