I left my fiance 2 years ago. I first met him when my eldest daughter was 1. We than had a child together and separated when she was only 10 months old due to abuse. He has multiple offences and was up on a whole of 24 charges due to abuse, breach of DVO & bail, and drug utensil possession. He spent 2 months in jail. After two months of being out, and spent almost a year in jail. He got out this July. The abuse he inflicted was in front of both the kids but he only hit/abused me. While he was in jail, I moved about 1000kms away and met a new man who I have now been with for 8 months. My ex hasn't seen the kids since he went to jail and I have completely no contact with him. A very strict DVO is in place for the next 7 years, which states he cannot contact me or come near me, etc., but he is allowed to contact me in writing about the kids only. I know he wants to get some sort of custody of children & does want me to move back. Does he have any grounds to stand on in family law? Is there much chance of him getting part custody? I fear for our safety daily because of how mentally unstable and unpredictable he is.