Hi All. For the last 18 months my wife and I have had full time care of her two kids from a previous relationship with out any formal agreement with the ex. He has the kids every second weekend and half of the school holidays and this has been fine but there have been several occasions where he says that he can not have the kids because it does not suit him and we have to break the bad news to the kids who are always super excited to see their dad. We mentioned to him that it is unacceptable to not see his kids on his weekend and that he must make arrangements on his weekend should he not be able to look after them (he lives at home with his father and has several family members in the same suburb as him). He has constantly threatened that he was going to get a custody of children order in place and finally after 6 months of the same empty threats he presented us with papers he had prepared by his sister who is a lawyer. I have several concerns about the papers he has prepared, mainly the fact he has had a family member prepare these for him. My question is, should these be prepared by someone independent (i.e. not a family member) and should these be prepared by a lawyer who practices in family law? His sister only practices in general law and is not a family lawyer.