Hello everyone, I am looking at going full custody of children. I am a Father of two, a 9-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy. I do not want to restrict the ex in any way to see the kids but want the kids in my care full time. At the moment, they are in my care full time but it's not a written custody order and just verbal with the ex. Back to the beginning. We were together for 8 years, married for 4 months - I found her cheating so removed her from the picture. Had full custody of the kids for 1 year, then started shared responsibilities. This was working for another year, was going well until 4 months ago. The kids were at mine for 2 weeks during the school holidays. When they went back to their mum's there was an incident where she was injured by her new husband. Kids rang very distressed at 8pm. I went picked up the kids and removed them from the situation, the domestic abuse/verbal abuse was going on for many months beforehand but nothing could be done because it was just hearsay and no evidence of it happening (legally obtained or from the grapevine). I now have substantial evidence, But I don't really want to use it. Basically, I want to obtain full guardianship legally and would like to know if anyone else knows any other father who is going through it or gone through it or can give me any help as I file for the paperwork. I don't want to stand in front of a Judge or anyone with power and belittle their mother. It's not me and I don't believe it would work. I just want to know what information I need to help me. I also don't have the funds for a Lawyer so I'm doing this all on my own and have all year to build up the paperwork and do it. We have a written agreement between us which is a Parenting Plan. Thank you for reading. I do appreciate it.