My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas
My child recently visited with her father over the weekend. He lives in Maryland and came in town for a visit. The last time he saw her was in March. She was super excited to see him. Once he got her he left her with a babysitter unknown to her on Saturday over night in the hotel while he went out with his friends to the bar. My daughter told me that the babysitter was drinking beer that night and that her daddy took her to a restaraunt which he would not tell her the name of. She further stated that the waitress' boobies were hanging out and their shirts were tied up where you could see their tummy. (her exact words). I stated my concerns about his behavior to him and his attorney. No one has yet to respond. I feel that her safety is at risk and want to intervene with any future visitation. My daughter stated her feelings were hurt that her dad left her. Our court order states that she is to be in counseling but he refuses to participate or pay. What do I need to do from here to ensure that she is safe. Do I deny visitation and how do I go about legally adressing this.
Another isssue- he is in the arrears for child support and recently settled a lawsuit where he gained money. I contacted the Attorney General and they stated they would not discuss details of the settlement but they had put a lien on the settlement. What should I expect from here? Do they take the full amount of the arrears and apply it to what he is behind making it available to our daughter? How does this type of situation work?