Hello, My wife and I with 3 kids aged 11, 4 and 3 have been separated for only about 3 months. Long painful story short she has filed legal proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court with very weak claims of child abuse and family violence past and future. There is a preliminary police ADVO ( domestic violence retraining order) in court this week where I picked up her phone and left the house to read what she'd been up to because she'd been leading me on. She is now very desperate to win it because it's being used in the Federal Circuit Court case. I am fighting this but may not win because it's so easy for them to get. Of course by using the claim of child abuse and violence she has bypassed the need for mediation and is making very unreasonable interim and final demands on parenting and property. A letter from her lawyer says I can receive only supervised visitation for 4 hours per fortnight which is in now way enough to maintain our relationship. My lawyer says don't do it until the first court date in August but because I've been away with work I haven't seen them in 6 weeks. Last week I called my family law lawyer and asked if I could pop into there childcare to see them and give them a gift I'd bought while overseas. The lawyer said it was fine. So I went with my mum but they weren't there. That same day I get a letter from her lawyer saying they know we went there and that we asked to take the kids out of care which we didn't and I only have a 2 seater car! Another accusation. So I have been wrongly accused of child abuse and family violence. There is absolutely no evidence and I have been a brilliant and involved dad. I just want to know what is going to happen and when. I have been doing all the right things but now she is really upsetting me. The kids would be missing me a lot and I have a lot to offer them. I definitely would like more than every second weekend with them. I am living in and planning to stay in the family home. I have read that the fact she is being unreasonable (vindictive actually) means the courts will view that we can never communicate for shared care to happen so either way she gets what she wants even when false accusations are disproven. Can anyone help please?