Before I start, yes I am going to get proper legal advice but want to see if anyone has any experience in this matter. Basically my kids from my first marriage live with me and my second wife. I am due to get posted next year and the board sits whilst I am deployed later this year. My ex-wife will not give permission for me to take the kids overseas. Do I: a. Limit my postings (and severely hamper any hope of scraping back a career profile) to those within the UK? Also noting the impact during future redundancies. b. Go to court and get a pre-emptive leave of court. Although the courts may see this as me setting the conditions to deliberately choosing an overseas posting. c. Wait until the board sits and deal with the potential overseas posting then. Considering I will be in Afghanistan until potentially 2 months before my posting date. This could leave me in a position of turning down a very important job with no option of a regain. Has anyone had any dealings with this or know whether the courts err on the side of the service person?