Hi, We've been separated since May. As yet, no formal parenting agreement or orders. Kids live with me. My ex sees them on Sundays. This has worked fairly smoothly except he now wants to take them away for two nights over the long weekend, to the Central Coast. I've asked for details as to where they will stay, who with, and a rough itinerary. He says "with an old friend" and refuses to give me any more details as he says he shouldn't have to have his itinerary approved by me! I replied that I need to know where they are for safety reasons and he said "well, once you agree to it, then I'll give you the details." But I insist on the details first! He has a history of mental health illness, alcohol and gambling addiction and whilst he claims to be "clean", I have no proof of that. I'll be moving forward with family court orders, etc., soon (I have a lawyer, but ex has his head in the sand and has refused all correspondence and attempts to settle anything), but this situation has me very nervous! I just want full disclosure of the details so I can make an informed decision but he says I am not his mother and he doesn't need my permission.