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Are there any court orders in place already?
How does the mum plan to maintain contact for the children with their father?
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The only way that the father can stop the mother moving with the children is if he applies for a prohibited steps order. If he did apply to the court and said that her moving would prevent him seeing the children regularly because she does not plan to assist in transporting them, it is possible the court would prevent the move...however, this would depend on a huge variety of factors, such as whether she can afford to continue to live where she currently lives, whether she has a job that she is moving for, and so on (too many to list in an online forum).
His financial contribution is irrelevant to the court that would decide whether the children should move or not - contact with a parent and finances are not seen as connected in these circumstances.
But, absent the father making such an application, the mother can move any time she wishes. It will be much harder for the father to ask her to move back once she has moved than to prevent her from moving in the first place.
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