Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
May I ask why you do not wish to deal with the divorce in Australia?
No worries we can stay on the forum - ignore the popups!
Can you afford to come to the UK for hearings?
No I am afraid your mother will not be able to deal with the matter - and if the assets are in Australia then it will be difficult to enforce any Order that is made here.
It would be better to start divorce proceedings in Australia - I find it unlikely that you cannot proceed if he does not respond at all
However you CAN issue proceedings in Scotland if you so wish - and you can make an application for Child maintenance there as well.
Please do not worry about the children - the issue of where they live has to be decided in Australia and not Scotland
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details