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I just need to confirm that you have parental responsibility (named on the birth certificate)?
Great, thanks. Ok, then if the mother does not agree to you taking the children and assuming the role of main carer away from her, then you will ultimately need to make an application to court for a child arrangements order. This is via form c100, downloaded from the .gov website. There is a requirement to have attended a mediation session prior to making the application to court. However, from a practical perspective, you would be able to simply take the children at this stage and apply for the order/ mediation later. If the mother made an urgent application for you to return them it would be fairly clear to the court that you have had good reason to take the steps that you have in moving out. You would obviously have to consider the issue of contact with mother, and how this can be managed, particularly if there are days when she is bedbound and obviously unable to care for the children.
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