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Good afternoon to you, I'm Lea and I am going to assist you today.
To be clear, you are married and own the house jointly, and share two children?
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In that case, the only way that your husband can force you to sell the marital home is by divorce financial proceedings, and then only if he gets a settlement that permits sale.
The starting point in sharing assets in divorce is 50/50 - but each of you have a responsibility to house the children, so their needs will also be taken into consideration with any settlement.
But for now, he cannot sell the house without your consent as your signature will be needed. You can stay in the house until such time as a court orders it to be sold.
If he hasn't been hands on, why not suggest that he starts with day time visits at first - e.g. collects them 10 am on Saturday and returns them by 3 pm - and then slowly extend it as time goes on and he becomes more accustomed to taking care of them.
I would say more frequently for less time is reasonable given the children's ages and build up to longer periods.
So perhaps three times a week for 2 hours for a couple of weeks, then for 3 hours, and once you are at 4 hours per visit, perhaps switch to two visits a week. It really is up to you to negotiate an arrangement that suits the needs and best interests of your children. If the two of you cannot agree you can try mediation - and if that fails the final resort is to get the court to make an order.
All the best to you.