Thank you for responding to my enquiry.
I left as a result of a detrimental environment to the children and my self after 18 years of living on the island due to his drinking problem. Not for the want of trying I might add.
Although he agreed for me to leave with the children back to the UK, and knew the circumstances were not good, it tied in with my mother arriving back from Australia to undergo a hip operation so the transition flowed so to speak.
He was doing the head in sand syndrome and still is.
I understand that I have to have some form of written consent in order to make my plea for a residency order valid. So effectively I have sent via a friend living in Ibiza, a written consent form for the children to attend their new schools starting September.
We are now formally living in the UK in rented accommodation, with the children placed in their new schools of which he is aware of.
However, as both of them are due to start new schools, (my children being 4 and 10), and starting reception and comprehensive schools respectively, this allows me some form of leeway for him to sign a pre written form of which I have drawn up, with copies of their admission sheets from the school for him to sign, thus enabling me to form some kind of petiton for full custody by means of him consenting them to start their new schools.
I also understand this is a very important part of the courts consenting full rights to me ???
Is this right? Am I doing the right thing here? Where do I go from here. Is this the right path??
I also sent a mail regarding my business ties there seperately. Not sure if this is something you can help with too? I have a lot going here and its so unnerving Claire.
Hope you can help?
I have been in the UK as of the 3rd March 2013.
As of being returned safely, I'm not sure. Whilst its important they see their father and his family, I do not want to leave any stone unturned when it comes to the children.
They are extremely happy here in the UK, and whilst they sometimes miss the island itself they very rarely ask for their father. That in itself speaks volumes.
Hope that helps?
Yes, he knows they are starting school in September and he is fine with that. Well now he is now, but worry that could change when I ask him for a divorce which is why I am really concerned.
Could he keep the children there in Spain if I-m not there.