Hello, I have been separated from my wife and 3 children for 3 month. To date I have been an involved and devoted father to my children. My wife and the children have moved away (quite near) into her parents' house which is very cramped but for some reasons she didn't want to stay in the marital home where I'm staying even though I offered to move and did for a period. Over the past months she has been gradually cutting ties with me particularly financially by cutting off services etc. She had been working in my company but asked for her letter of separation so she could go onto Centrelink. She applied for child support and I received the call from them stating I needed to pay by some date. Of course in the meantime I had still been sending her money for the children. I have seen the children for a few hours per week under supervision from her and her family during that time. My wife has refused to answer my calls or emails for months which has been very difficult. I decided on a couple of occasions I couldn't stand the agony of being shut out so I've taken trips away for my own sanity. This week however I've received an Initiating Application ( Family Law) to the Federal Circuit Court for Children and Financial orders. The case is in 1 month. There are final and interim orders being requested. She is asking for the following in the interim and final: - supervised visitation of 4 hours per fortnight only and I need to attend anger courses. - significant spousal support of $800 per week in the interim and $500 per week for 2 years after final order claiming she is only receiving Centerlink family tax benefits in the financial statement. I've since called the child support agency and found out she has cancelled her application presumably because the assessed amount is much less than $800 per week. She is a qualified teacher. - settlement of 70 % split on the home. Importantly, she is alleging child abuse and family violence which is weak, twisted or completely fabricated. She has simply made 4 statements of information in support of her allegations to recent incidences she is claiming. The child abuse claims means she also has avoided attending mediation and she has not attempted to do but because of claims of family violence states she is unable to 'participate effectively in family dispute resolution'. There is absolutely no evidence I can see she has provided to the child abuse claims or family violence. There is only her long winded affidavit but there has never been any involvement of 3rd party agencies or police etc involved in our family life over the 12 years. My question relates especially to the Interim hearing since this will not involve cross examination and only be held for 2 hours. Can someone explain the need for evidence for her claims and what forms they must take for her to be successful in making these false accusations? The success of her interim orders would be devastating for me as I will have limited access to the children. I would simply like normal access to the children, then to force her/us to undertake mediation and for her to reapply for child support and for me to pay it. What will be the process at the interim hearing? Will they throw it out if I disagree with all her claims and she can't prove because there's no proper evidence apart from her affidavit? Will they give me fair unsupervised access to the children including overnight (3,5,11 y.o.)? Will they force us into mediation if she cannot show that she has attempted to organise it? Can I claim costs back from her settlement because this was merely an attempt to control the children and for financial gain? Thank you.