I am a mother of three children. My husband and I moved from New Zealand to Canada about 6 months ago. After only 6 weeks of being here my husband sent me an email from the airport, informing me that he was leaving me and the children. So he went back to New Zealand, he is a NZ citizen. Since then it has been very tough for the children and me here in Canada, my husband was the one with a work permit, I dont have one. Im on a visitors permit. That means no medical insurence and the children are not allowd to go to school. So for the children and me its probably the best if we would go back to germany. Im a german citizen (my two older children are german citizen aswel, my husband is their stepfather, the youngest one is born in NZ and is my husbands biological child).Im not getting any childsupport nor am I getting spousal support to this date. I am also wanting to apply for full cutody for my youngest child. Now friends have been telling me that my husband mite go to court and apply for the children and me to get send back to NZ. I do not want this to happen, he was the one who abandoned us, his family. There was alot of abuse and domestic violence from my husband towards the children and me over the past few years. I do not know how to do all this and I really need help from someone please.my email is XXX@XXXXXX.XXXThank you for your time
HiWelcome to JustAnswer. If your husband left you and the children I think he has possibly walked away from his parental responsibilities too. If he left you behind, then going back to Germany is a good idea, and there you could make the applications for parenting (custody) orders and any other matters. I am not sure if it would be worth your while applying in Canada as you probably do not have the resources to get a lawyer. If you have any contact with the childrens father, you could just tell him what you are doing and why, and then go. With the background of domestic violence his chances of getting custody are low, but you will no doubt be concerned about the Hague Convention. Here, he is the one who left, and you do not have a domicile in Canada, so returning to Germany is sensible as you do have ties.
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