Thank you, ***** ***** possible yes, you can potentially link your children to your pre-settlement. However there are of course barriers you need to pass for this to be the case and will also depend on the children's own personal situation in terms of. their age, if they are part of a family i.e. married children etc. If you feel you need assistance with the application, you can seek some free assistance from the local citizens advice bureau with the Home Office application. IF they are unable to assist. they could signpost you to a local organisation who assist. If the matter should become quite complicated you could look at instructing a solicitor however this may not be needed and would be a last resort. However, to answer the question, yes this is possible it doesn't have to be your husband.
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I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;
https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)
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