Dad is the NCP with EOW custody. Mom viloates the court order every chance she gets and is clearly attempting to alienate Dad. Daughter, age 12, is now refusing to come to visits. Dad hasn't seen daughter since Feb. Son, 9, still comes for regulary visits.
Dad filed for full custody two years ago, mainly based on the inability of Mom to co-parent, follow a custody order, foster a relationship between dad and kids, withholding custody , etc. the case is still in court. They are waiting for a trial date, which as been postponed quite a few times.
The case is in a county in PA which very much favors Moms. To date, they have pretty let mom do whatever she wants, just keep changing custody order which she continues to viloate and makes her give dad make-up time for the withholding of custody.
Mom is saying that daughter refuses to come because step-mom is evil and dad lets step-mom rule the house. daughter also says she hates her 3 year old half brother because he is spoiled and allowed to do whatever he wants (when you talk to daughter you can tell she is very immature). we think mom is banking on daughter to talk to judge and tell judge she doesn't want to visit with dad anymore and since she is 12 judge will listen...this is what mom thinks anyway. FYI: mom is undiagnosed narcassist.
There is court ordered counseling for the family but mom refuses to make herself or the kids available. there was only 2 sessions, one with kids and last session was in aug.
Anybody know what, if anything, may happen here? Will they just slap her on the wrist again? Would Judge even consider giving Dad full custody? If so, how would that even work since daughter is so turned against Dad and step-mom and half-brother now? I mean, it would be tramatic for daughter to be foreced to live with Dad at this point because she so hates it there. Does anybody have experience with this? Would there be a phasing in process to get daughter used to going to dad's again or what?....
on the other hand, what are the chances that the judge is going to just let this all go saying the daughter is 12 now and doesn't need to see dad if she doesn't want to. ?