Hey there, I am after some help on applying for custody of children. Originally from Victoria, the children and I moved to WA in May 2014. We have been separated since 2010 but fully stopped communication in 2012. He has not made any communications to myself; fair enough I have changed my phone number but there are other ways, for example social media, email, etc. The relationship was violent and have have intervention orders for us, etc. in place which now have all run out. Pretty much bottom line is, he hasn't seen the children or spoke to them in over 2 years, currently owes over 20k in child support and doesn't respond to the child support agency. I just want to be able to have full say on my children in regards to if they are to apply for a passport or if I am to marry to change their surname, etc. The children want nothing to do with him as they were of witness to the violence and have made up their own minds (I have never spoken a bad word of him as I always believed that it is the child's choice to whom they want to have a relationship with and never wanted to taint that for them). What are my rights? I, myself want no communication with him as I live in constant fear of him. There were also pedophilia concerns also. Accused in 2006/7 and I also found child porn on his personal mobile which I showed to police whom couldn't do anything as it was from YouTube so in their word was a tricky situation. Please help. What can I do so we may move on with our lives and be free of him? Thank you.