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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Why is she moving there?
Could you care for the children full time?
It would be her choice - not yours.
Your ex is wrong - there is something that you can do and your ex has no right to simply make such decisions without discussing them with you and looking at different options.
You should try and discuss matters with her using Family mediation
but if she will not do so then you can apply to the courts for a Prohibited Steps Order preventing her from moving the children until the court has decided whether or not the move is in the best interests of the children.
It will then be up to your ex to convince the court that the benefits of the move outweigh the benefits of the time they spend with you.
If she cannot do so then SHE will have to decide whether or not to move without the children - not you
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
If she simply goes you can make an immediate court applictaion and will be given an Order forcing your ex to return with the children
If you go to court then yes the Court will also set the arrangements for contact - to include more than half of the school holidays if necessary
The court will look at why she wants to move and how important that is and what arrangements she has made for ongoing contact
The Court fee is £215
If she ties to stop contact once the court application is made this will count against her - and you can get an urgent order restoring it
An agreement made in Mediation can be turned into a Consent Order and sealed by the Court.
mediators are skilled at keeping discussions focussed and and calm - some have legal qualifications some do not - but they do know the law as it applies to the situation NUT they are not there to give legal advice in any way
Once a child is 16 it is entirely up to them where they live
I hope all goes well
I believe you can indeed just print it off