Tiera - posted on 04/16/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
My husband and I have been married for a little over a year and have a 5 month old son. My husband also has a daughter who is 5 and lives out of state with her mother who has full custody of her. We have recently decided to take her to court for his visitation rights because the mother will not let me or our son be around when my husband comes to visit.She has used every excuse in the book and continues to lie about how terrible of a father my husband is. Yes, in the past he has made mistakes and has gone a long period of time (less than a year) without talking to his daughter due to disagreements between the mother and father and just not being physically and finacially stable. I have explained to her that people make mistakes that we have to learn from and that she has made just as many mistakes as we have but she still only sees the negative in everything. Our biggest problem is that the mother will not let my husband take their child out of her sight because he "hasn't met her standards". They have previously set up a supervised visitation from the mother for every Eve of every holiday but that was 3 years ago and he could not meet the requirements. Now that he is on his feet; has his own house, wife, son, job. There should be no reason why his daughter cannot come see us or us come pick the child up for a weekend and spend time with her away from the mother. I guess my question is, what are the chances of him getting his visitation order changed where we can spend time with her without the mother controlling every aspect of the situation? His daughter knows that my husband is his father and knows about her other family so I feel like there should be no reason for supervised visitation.