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Hello again. I note I haven't heard from you so here is my general advice.
Your son can make an application for a Child Arrangements Order at any time irrespective of whether he is still married or divorced. If the court makes an order, it is enforceable.
The children have a right to a relationship with both of their parents. Assuming your son has not compromised their welfare in any way, the court will likely order that the children should be made available to spend reasonable time with their father. Reasonable can differ from case to case depending on the age of the children, their commitments, parental working patterns and distance/location. Many children see the non-resident parent every other weekend and once during the week after school or even overnight.
Your son would need to consider mediation first. If his wife refused to mediate, he could make an application to court using the following form: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-c100-application-under-the-children-act-1989-for-a-child-arrangements-prohibited-steps-specific-issue-section-8-order-or-to-vary-or-discharge. He would ask for a 'spend time with' order.
I trust that information is helpful. Thank you for your question and for using Just Answer.
Best wishes, J