The mother, unless proven to be unfit or incpable of caring for the children, and regardless of her marital status, invariably gets custody after a divorce.
YES, IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE, YOU NEED TO ASK FOR CUSTODY AS PART OF THE DIVORCE SETTLEMENT. THIS WOULD BE THE BEST TIME TO DO IT BECAUSE IF SOCIAL SERVICES ALREADY TOOK THE CHILDREN FROM THE MOTHER , THE JUDGE WOULD EASILY GRANT YOU CUSTODY THE CHILDREN.
It depends on the custody order already in place. If the mother is violating the custody order, the father can sue her for contempt, and ask that she be appropriately sanctioned. If there is no custody order in place, the father will need to sue the mother for legitimation or divorce, depending on whether they are married, and ask that custody be determined.
If she has custody of the kids. Legal custody.
If they are going through a divorce
Most often the mother. JK Rowlin got custody there than took the children to England to keep the father from getting access rights.
A father can get custody of the children if it can be demonstrated that that is in the best interest of the child. The father being the primary caregiver would help.
yes you can when you divorce you can do anything you want with your children as long as you have custody of them.
If the mother has interrupted her career more than the father for her children, surely she has the better argument for custody? Custody should depend on how the children are treated, not on how hard the mother found it/finds it to get a job. The father would probably have to work less when they have custody of the children anyway.
If the divorce ordered the father to pay support, he owes that support until/unless the order is modified.
file for divorce and ask for custody of the children, but be prepared to hear in court whatever reason he has for wanting to get himself and the children away from you, and be ready to defend yourself.