Hi. My ex- husband and I are permitted to take our two children (currently aged between 9-12 ) on an overseas holiday during the the portion of school holidays that they will spend with each parent. I have just received a message from him to say that he intends to go to the United Kingdom next June with the children, his new wife and baby for a family holiday for the duration if the holidays (4 weeks) and that I can meet the children in the United Kingdom at the commencement of the second half of the holidays or he will send them back to Australia unaccompanied. Is this allowed? This would involve either considerable expense to me or them being alone for up to 24 hours transiting through at least one other country. There are no direct flights from UK to,where we live. I have 6 months to try to get together the money to pay for a return international flight.