Our expert says:
This pattern of behaviour is sadly common, mean, and not good for the kids. Adults ought to put the best interests of the children first, and not try to use them as weapons against each other.
Others will be able to advise based on their opwn experience. Bu I think you do need an attorney. Check the free law clinic at your nearest law school, and also speak to the people at the Famnily Advocate / Maintenance Court. If the children remain with you he will HAVE to pay some maintenance, and the court ( not him ) should decide how much - and in a fair manner, not hearing only argymwents from his lawyer.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.