Hi there, I am a single mum of 4 kids and separated from my partner due to verbal and physical abuse. I have a full intervention order against him, with both myself and the kids on it. Since the birth of my kids, I have pretty much done everything for the kids and my ex has done hardly anything. Now my ex wants to go to mediation to try and get joint custody of children. Will the family court allow this as I believe in the best interest of the kids? I would like sole physical and legal custody as I can provide for them a stable, safe and comfortable environment and they are used to me always being there for them for everything. Unfortunately, my ex has an aggressive behaviour, as well as a drinking and gambling problem. I am happy to allow fortnightly supervised visits with the kids. He has also threatened that if he gets the kids alone, I will never see them again.