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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are you in England or Wales?
-Has a final order been made regarding the occupation order?
-Has your ex-husband pursued an application for financial relief to transfer the tenancy, if so has this been finalised now?
-Who is now living in the property?
Thank you. If the tenancy has not been transferred to him and remains in your sole name he no longer has a right to occupy it as a divorce has been granted and he can be removed from the property as he is not entitled to reside there. However, as he appears to have the care of the three children he can apply to court to remain there for the children's benefit.
If you wished to return to the home to reside and care for the children the most straightforward way is to seek an occupation order to return and exclude him from the property.
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I see, in any event he no longer has a right to occupy the property and you should consider the above information to progress matters
The occupation order will be the most non-confrontational way. Otherwise, the police can be contacted and their views obtained on assisting as he has no legal right to be in the property.