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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are there any formal agreements or deeds of trust in relation to the property?
-Are there any court orders in relation to the children?
-What are the arrangements for you to see them and how long have they been in place?
-Is your name on their birth certificate?
Is your name on their birth certificate?
Thank you. As you are named on their birth certificates you have parental responsibility which gives you the right to be involved in their upbringing and consulted regarding major decisions such as health and school/education.
In relation to the arrangements to see them, this can only be reasonably restricted if there are child protection concerns raised by her - otherwise you should be free to enjoy this time with your children without her interference. Her requests to know where you are and what you are doing during the sessions would not be reasonable unless you are taking extended trips or plan to take them on holiday.
In relation to the property, as your name is ***** ***** title, you have a legal interest in the property and therefore a right to occupy it which can only be restricted by a court order. You can seek that he does not reside in the property, however this may cause more tension between you if you have agreed for her and the children to live there. Furthermore, if you have concerns about him being around the children then this is reasonable and can be raised as he has no automatic right to a relationship with them.
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If you wish to sell the home you would need her to agree to this as she is a joint owner. In the event that she does not agree you would need to pursue a court application to sell the home using form N1 and a £355 court fee to your local county court.
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