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My ex took my kids 3 and 5 six hours drive.

I'm interested in any advice on the best way of getting them back.
You need to post information about any orders or parenting agreements you have.

You may be able to apply for a relocation order which will make the other party move back.

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There are no orders as yet I have not been able to get her to agree to any  …
The time frame can also be very important, leave it too long before applying for re-location and you stand far less chance. How long since she took the children?
Eight months now - she at first said she was going on holidays, then staying with mum for a few weeks.

All the time I'm trying through Family Relationships and Interrelate to mediate.

She is too busy and does not want to talk about kids etc. Months pass.
Have the children been denied the right to know you and to be cared for by you?
I have visited them and collected them when she allows.

At first, when she took them, she gave me no phone number or address.

I try to talk to them by phone every day but only get through once every two or three days.
I'll leave it to others to give specific advice, but it may well be that too much time has elapsed, but I'm not at all sure.

The exact circumstances i.e. when the holiday became residence may be significant. Is there any evidence of it being a holiday, it then being a temporary stay with the mother's mother, and then it becoming what appears to be  a permanent stay? If there is, this could shift the time frame, it could also show a willingness to deceive, which may well not count in her favour. Same with the refusal to negotiate.

Oh and you'd likely find it advantageous to join the SRL group, where you'll likely be able to get far better advice and assistance specific to your situation.
Thanks for your help Mike.

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To give you any serious advice, it is best you join as an SRL; we will need to see a lot of private information, which can not be shown in this forum.

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