Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first
How old are the chidlren and are they also his children
Hoe much is the house worth and what other savings does he have?
How much does a two bedroom property in the same school area cost to buy?
What income does he actually have - in Dividends from his company
He is anxious because he is aware that you can apply to the court for an order allowing you to remain in the property and forcing him to leave.
This is because the housing needs of the chidlren are the priority so far as the court is concerned.
Alternatively he could be forced to purchase another property for your and the children to live in until the youngest child is 18.
From your point of view the biggest drawback to this is that once the youngest child was 18 the property would revert back to you ex and you would be left with nothing.
On that basis if he wants you to leave you should ask for a lump sum that allows you to se up in rented accommodation elsewhere - think £5,000 to £8,000
If you have a low income you will still be entitled to Housing Benefit - so most if not all of your rent will be covered.
So far as child maintenance is concerned he is in fact liable to pay 19% of his gross income from all sources as Child Maintenance - divided as to one third to the other mother and two thirds to you
If you have been the main care of the chidlren until now then that is what will continue - but you will have to consult him on all major issues and if he is not happy with a decision you have made then he can apply to the court for the court to decide (on such things as education etc)
You can read more here
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
I am afraid I believe you are right.
he cannot transfer the house to his daughter as she is not 18
The Court could say that if he does not wish you to remain in the current home he has to purchase another one
Whether the money comes from him or his aunty is not relevant to you
Have you always had the majority of the care of the children?
Has he ever said that he wanted to have the care of the children?
Then you gave no cause for concern.
If he does try and play games with the children you will be able to get an Order that they live with you - but there is no need to worry about that at the moment
That should be have no gave - my apologies
There are two separate issues here
You are considering applying for an Occupation Order based on his behaviour allowing you to remain in the property for a limited period.
If you do this then you may also have to consider making an application under Schedule 1 of the Children Act for the right to remain in that property (or an alternative one) until the youngest child is 18 at which point you walk away with nothing
Alternatively you can tell him how much you want to move it - and it does not matter whether it comes from him or his Aunt provided you get it - but it does not change the position on your children.
In fact he has no interest in the children so you have no need to worry that he will take them form you