My question involves a child custody case from the State of: GA
My sometime-to-be-ex husband was incarcerated for DV against me. He spent 5 months in jail, then 2 months receiving mental health treatment in patient. While in patient he mentioned some murder suicide fantasies, so I relcoated for my own safety. There were never any threats against the kids, nor physical violence toward them. Kids, currently six and four, were very bonded with him. To me, he gave the impression of being a good dad up until his arrest. He played with the kids, was involved in their activities, and affectionate. He has not seen the kids in 7 months. Kids ask for dad daily.
We have a temporary divorce decree and I have restraining order which currently includes the kids. After his release from mental health treatment, I had my attorney draw up papers to request modification of temp divorce decree and RO to provide supervised visitation for him. My attorney has left message for him to sign the papers and informed him if he signed, she would be able to get them in front of judge for signature. It has only been a week and a half, but he has not met with her to sign. He returned her call once and left a message, but no other effort. I am so disappointed he isn't rushing to try to see the kids.
If he doesn't sign, should I just move toward finalizing the divorce with no visitation? What is the potential for it to backfire against me if I added vague visitation language in a final decree that "defendent has the right to reasonable supervised visitation at XXX center, and defendent must contact XXX center to excercise this right."
As an aside, my ex is going pro-se, mediation requirement was already waived by the judge, and my attorney seems to think I can get whatever I ask for. I don't know what to do.