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How old are the children please?
Thank you. Assuming there is no court order in place, which there wont be if they are still married I assume, then there is nothing legally to prevent her form leaving and bringing the children with her.
I would expect that the father will want to have contact with the children and he may apply to court for this is she will not agree it - unless there are issues of domestic abuse for example she would be expected to agree contact in my view.
So as long as she is aware that she will not be able to erase the father from the children's lives, there is no reason why she can't leave him and come to live with you.
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OK. If she leaves the kids she may have to go through a legal battle to get them back.
Ultimately it is her decision I'm afraid.
My view is that if she does not bring the kids with her, there may be a legal battle before she gets to see them again.
Ultimately IF the kids will be more protected from harm in the short term if she leaves them, and she is prepared to go to court if necessary to get them, them she could take this approach - I would suggest she focuses on what is the least disruptive/ upsetting for the kids.
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