« on: Nov 07, 2013, 03:05:03 PM »
You see, that is one thing that many people fail to realize....the CO is ONLY between your DH and BM.....your SD is NOT bound by it. Which is why she can just get up a walk away from it and go directly back to BM's. The term is 'voting with their feet'....something that has been 'unofficially' been recognized by many parents and some courts. Usually it happens when a child wants to get away from a bad parent...if the child leaves often enough, sometimes a judge will say 'I can't keep the child from going to going to the other parent, so I guess that parent will have primary custody.'
[/size]In your case, it's just the opposite. And it's possible that a judge may rule the same way if it happens enough times. If you do get to court, is it possible to request joint counseling? Starting out with SD, then SD and your DH, then SD and BM? This child's mind is literally being poisoned and, at this stage, I would say that IF Dad keeps custody, counseling should be CO'd (in order to get compliance from BM, but that's still questionable). Otherwise, you will be fighting a losing battle with her and BM. JMO....