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Please may I ask:
- how old are the children?
- when did she stop seeing them?
- was there are concerns of a child protection nature?
- are there any current court orders in place??
Thank you for your response.
I am sorry to hear about the background.
Please can I ask - how long did you live with you ex?
- did you agreement any sort of parental responsibility arrangement?
Your ex does not have an automatic right to make an application to court to see your children.
Your ex would need to ask leave of the court (the courts permission) to start court proceedings to ask to spend time with your children.
As you lived together quite a long time - then it is likley that the court would give her such permission.
This, however, does not mean that a court would then go on to make an order that she is able to spend time with your children. This would depend on the courts view of whether spending time with your children is in your children's best interest.
I would, from my experience, say that the court would err on the side of caution an probably say that spending time with your children is not in their best interests. I say this because 6 months is a long gap in their short lives. It could be confusing for you children - if she was to step in and out of their lives. You are also both likley to move on and some many adults in childrens lives can also be confusing.
Let me know if I can help you further.
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Glad I could help Adrian.