Hi I'm currently wanting help. My ex (whom I was with for 5 years) was both physically & mentally abusive towards myself & my kids. He is only the father of 2 of my kids, girls (8 & 7yrs). The 8-year-old has special needs (currently in the process of getting tested for Fragile X). I currently have a DVO order against him (he reluctantly agreed to take without admission, it took 6/7 months of him adjourning to get this). Anyways I'm worried that he will try to get access to the girls... Neither of them know who he is. They were 3 & 4 (approximately) when they last saw him....They see my current partner as their father figure. All of my kids are under the care of a psychologist & are being treated for PTSD, Anxiety, Trauma etc. & she has great concern that they will regress if he is granted any access (I have a written letter stating she is worried for their welfare if they are around negative influences). He applied for mediation. The appointments were all set up & I then get a call from the Manager (I think it was) saying that given the history of abuse mediation, in this case, isn't viable & it should go through Family Court. I'm seriously worried he will get access to them. Does he have a chance of getting access? His ex-wife has also had a DVO against him for the same thing & he also has an assault record.