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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How long have you been together and how old are your children
What contact does your partner currently have with the children?
Just because your ex is saying that he is going to court doesn't mean that he will - and certainly does not mean that the Court will grant the order
For your own reassurance go to the local police and ask for your partner to be DBS checked under "Sarah's Law"
Not because you actually have concerns - but because once you have done this you can be absolutely certain that your ex will fail in his threats!
Please ask if you need further details
The Courts will look at a conviction involving drink drugs or violence seriously
However you have described a good rehabilitation and the courts will take that into account as well.
Your ex is entitled to apply f he believes that the children are at risk
Safe guarding checks will be made and the Court will take action IF a risk is confirmed
It need not be an ordeal. It would just be a matter of a few phone calls and a trip to the Court so that your ex can be asked why he is wasting everyones time.
the more you agonise over the possibility of it being awful the more power you give your ex!