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Hello, my name is Peter and I’ll do my best to assist you today.
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Are you being prevented from having contact, or are you actually considering making an application for custody of the children?
OK. In the first instance I suggest that as some of the issues you raise concern child protection issues (on the grounds of emotional harm) you may wish to consider reporting this to the local authority (social services). If your access/ contact is denied, you will have grounds to apply through the courts for contact.
I'm not convinced that you will be able to apply for custody though, if this was something you were considering at this stage. Alienating the family (though emotionally damaging) is not enough to make a family court judge remove children from their parent, in my experience.
Can I clarify anything for you?