We have agreed to seperate but have been living together for about 2 yrs since ....i am waiting on a sale of my business's to seperate. It has been amicable. She has a boyfriend in Bali and visits him regularly. I decided not to move out of family home since my wife has an alcohol problem...of course she doesn't admit this but when i come home there are 2 bottles of red wine and a swaying mother of kids unattended and occasional abusive for sake arguments. I recently gave up alcohol (3 glasses max person) to show her it can be done. Now I don't drink at all. This has reduced her alcohol consumption and alcoholism to maybe 2 or 3 nights a week drunk. We agreed on an amicable separation and divide assets when we can in next 6 months. I work away 30% of my life so have been in guest room for last 4 yrs really. So with a large house and looking after kids I have been happy with current situation. I have just started a relationship now this has caused her to go a bit erratic. Threats to go to court or threats to take girls to Albany to live with an aunt 5 hours away or to go to Bali to live with father or boyfriend and take girls ( custody of children). Not sure what my rights are under family law, I have considerable worth on paper but no cashflow. My business is a constant struggle working 70hours per week to keep it afloat. My main concern now is that I want to make sure we can separate and live in same state in close proximity? How do I achieve this? It's a bad situation I need to resolve, but I have been determined to stay around and look after my daughters. Thanking you in advance.