Hi, I have 5-year-old twin boys and a just 2-year-old daughter. My ex-husband has been living with another woman and her children since I was early pregnant with our daughter. He also left when the prematurely born twins were only 5 months old and I raised them alone for the remainder of their first year of life. Still my for reuniting our family. Since she was only 3 weeks of age, I was pressured into handing her over with expressed milk to him and his new girlfriend. However, they never wanted her overnight. In May 2015, I forced family court orders to settle finances as well as draw some appropriate boundaries for parenting. He pushes for more time now on paper constantly, however, always makes excuses as to why he cannot take our daughter and a constantly changes care arrangement for the boys using his work as an excuse. I am aware that his girlfriend doesn't want to care for them while he is not available. I am still single and I have recently lost my teaching contract leaving me in a very vulnerable and financially difficult position. I am having to borrow from family all at weekly to get by. I have applied for hundreds of jobs a majority, not in my teaching areas just to have my name and CV on their books. There simply isn't a lot of jobs available in this area at present. I have asked my ex to allow me to relocate with the children and he flat out denies. But complains constantly about having to pay more child support. He is always hounding with emails of ridiculous suggestions of work I should be applying for. Simply, I know the longer I am out of the school system the longer it is to get back in. I have no family support here so getting casual work is basically a waste of my time in having to pay for daycare fees. There was violence even while pregnant but because I didn't report it straight away I had no hard evidence even though the boys saw it all and still talk it about it. When I eventually had enough of the harassment I did apply for a Domestic Violence Order and was given a temporary. However, his response was to make a cross application. It was a total lie in which he also had no evidence but my solicitor at the time told me I would better off asking him to sign an undertaking and I would as well and get rid of that as being just one of the legal problems I was dealing with him. I regret that decision now of course but I have to live with it. I just want to be able to find work in my field. I also don't believe the parenting arrangements are suitable for any of the kids. Their father always tells them I lie and bad mouths me to them. He showers them with gifts when he knows I cannot. He never listens to suggested routines that they have the majority of the time in my care. In particular, last year while our daughter was in daycare and me working full time, he ignored her dietary routine while with me and every second week after spending a night with him I was getting calls to pick her up from daycare with a kind of gastro. I asked him constantly about what she being fed but was ignored saying he is capable of fathering without my control. I had a total of 19 days off without pay in 8 months. She is now of an age where she is experiencing horrible separation anxiety from her brothers who go to their father for longer periods of time than she. She doesn't eat, she is tense and it breaks my heart. When she does go overnight, on one night a fortnight, she without fail comes home and sleeps in excess of 5 hours the following day. Please help me, what are my chances of being successful if I apply to relocate for work?