hi, I am a father of two daughters who live in NSW, with their mother. I myself live in Ireland. Since the breakup with my ex partner in mid 2013, my ex-partner went into a path of parental alienation a few months after, when I entered a new relationship. I was prevented by my ex partner in communicating with my daughters, either via email, phone, social media or snail mail. I have not spoken, nor seen my daughters since my ex partner took them to NSW in 2013. (We originally lived on the Gold Coast, QLD. I came back to Ireland and she went to her mother's in NSW). About a fortnight ago, I decided to contact my daughters' school and ask them for a progress report on how my daughters were doing at school. I was informed by the school that unless I was able to supply family court documents, they would be unable to assist me. They would not elaborate on what these family court documents were, except to say that without them, I would not be availing of any information concerning my daughters. I do have evidence to suggest that my ex-partner had suggested that she would be taking steps to prevent me from seeing my kids if I were to return to Australia. At this time, she started taking counselling sessions as well as putting my youngest daughter into counselling also. She also contacted immigration (Australia) and was able to secure Passports for my daughters, without my knowledge or consent. Given all these, I am starting to think that she used all these actions in order to bolster a case against me in a family court, by perhaps suggesting that I was a risk in terms of mental abuse? I have never, ever abused my kids, either physically or mentally, but it would appear that my ex-partner is on a vendetta against me and went to the family court and secured sole custody of children, in my absense and without my knowledge. How would I go about confirming this, given that my ex-partner will not communicate with me, the childrens' school will not elaborate on the documents they require, and I have no other relatives or family in Australia I could find out from. I believe my ex-partner has done this in order to discourage me from returning to Australia, as I would not be able to see my children if I was to go back, if indeed she has secured custody. Thank you for any help that you can provide.