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My name is Clare
I shall do my bets to help you but I need some further information first
Will the children not report on what has happened to them?
Do you ever wish to return to the UK?
You have been given very bad advice
The priority in the UK Court is the needs of the chidlren - not the mother
Please be aware that what you are doing is a Criminal Offence in the Uk and in Turkey - and if you wish to return to either country in the future you will face the possibility of arrest.
You would be far better to return with the children to the Uk and to apply to the Court for an Order that the children live with you
You already have independent evidence of her behaviour outside of the house, and there is no trauma for the children in speaking to a CAFCASS officer trained to work with children.
If what you have said is true then the Court will Order that the Children live with you and simply have ocntact with their mother and you will be free to live in whichever country you chose with out fear of arrest
CAFCASS - Children and Family Court and Advice Service.
Yes retaining the children abroad is still an offence
You do not need her sisters to give evidence - the driving incident is what I was referring to
The tapes may well be usable in certain circumstances - and the children will not be interviewed in the presence of either of you
The only countries you can stay in are the ones which are not signatories to the Hague Convention on Abducted children
All European and most Western countries are signatories.
The Offence will remain live until you have been tried for it
Is you wife still in the matrimonial home or could you and the children return there safely?
So in fact you have not yet separated?
If she does not agree to the children remaining with you in Turkey then you must return to the UK with them and fight the matter through the courts.
If he abusing the children then you need to encourage them to speak to their teachers so that you have independent evidence to back up your application
for the children to spend more time with you than with your wife.
You shoudl then start negotiating with your ex using Family mediation to arrange how the children will share their time between you
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets are there and what income do you each have?
How much would a cheaper three bedroom property in the same school area cost to buy?
I am afraid there is nothing that you can do at this stage regarding the house
However if the children do live with you then it is their housing needs which will have priority and your ex will have to wait to receive any capital until the youngest is 18
She needs to give her written consent - and given her behaviour I suggest that you get it witnessed by a solicitor
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Start the divorce proceedings and then apply for a Residence Order - that is the way forward
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