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where do the children live? You or him? Are there any court orders in place?
Ok that makes sense. The court would allow you to go on a holiday with your partner and also probably alternate weekends. You would be making an application for a child arrangement order (although you would have try mediation first). There is a very good book on amazon for about a tenner which talks you through the process - I have attached a link to make it easier for you - https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/How-Represent-Yourself-Family-Court-understanding-resolving/147211910X
Basically you would be applying for a court order for the child to live with you and spend time with your ex. This would also have the benefit of allowing you to take the child out of the country for unto 28 days. I hope that this helps and please rate positive.
No the court will not force people to go to mediation.
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