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please can you advise me , I have two lovely children boy age 8 and girl age 6years 6month.I am the named father on their birth certificates however I have never been married to their mother. our relation ship has always been on and off and my parents have cared for my children since they have been born at least 5 out of seven days and nights a week and in every financial way , this has always been encouraged by their mother , even though she denies that now . Every Illness my children have had from chicken pox , sick bugs to scarlet fever they have been with my parents Now we have separated for good since August 2013 due to an incident that has made it impossible for me to go back, their mother is controlling everything , she works full time and my parents and I have the children for her to do so but mostly my parents as I also work. Their mum will not communicate respectfully XXXXX XXXXX all with my parents and changes shifts and demands the children home when things are planned .I have recently booked to take the children away for a night with family at a time when I have them for two days and night due to her work and social life the children are very excited and there mother is telling them they are not going , I am sick and horrified with what she is saying to the children and I am worried psychologically what it is doing to them , we are constantly comforting them and reassuring them ,I feel my son is frightened of his mother and rarely wants to go back , my daughters behaviour is often uncontrollable at their mums home and I receive calls from their mum for support ie wont get in car to go to school as she wants sweets ! Have I got the right to take my children out or keep them with me for an extra night if they don't want to go home ?and can I take them away for a night even if their mum says no? I have not seeked any legal advice as yet but for the children's sake I feel I may need to do so . I was hoping her negative controlling would reduce but its just getting worse . please advise what I can do for the best interest of my children ,the school is aware there is a problem and is confidentially keeping my mother their Nan informed as they have only ever built a relation ship up with her due to until very recently there has been no input from their mum and this is now being done for the wrong reasons as their mum would rather the children miss out at school than pass on information , their best interest is far from her thoughts , it empowers her to keep myself and especially my parents in the dark but it is only really hurting my children . Please advise what I can do for the children's sake . Thank You