My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Cailfornia.
Father and mother are out of wedlock, currently going to court over their 9 year old daughter.
Mother has full custody and father has visitation every other week.
father is on time for child support however was not able to make payments for a year due to fathers unemployment (2years ago). Mother is currently seeking full custody with supervised visitations, and seeking for father to pay all attorney fees.
Mother filed restraining order so exchanges are made by fathers relatives.
during exchages, child is eager to go with father however up to recent events mother claims that child is now in fear of father and mother refuses to make exchages. She does not have any contact with father due to restraining order however relatives who are present during exchages witness daughter is being coached, and now child makes false claims of father.
Court has ordered Mother and father to go through mediation, Mother declined (reason:fear) . and now court has issued order for child to attend counseling with both parents on serperate sessions.
Mothers actions seem inspired by bitterness as every accusation she makes is to make father appear bad in court. (father is not being represented)
Mother failed to make exchage on the weekend pertaining to father (this is the second time) and father filed event with police.
claims are that child did not want to go with father...
so to sum up my question: what can father do in the event that mother misses exchange date? and how should father represent himself when all false accusations keep coming up regarding his care for child? in this particular incident child seems more fearful of mother since she will refuse to speak of her "other life" with mother? can Father do something about an investigation since he feels child is being neglected and coached?? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...