This is in California.
My fiancee has not seen his daughter since she was about 10 months old. When he and his ex wife divorced they had an agreement in mediation regarding visitation. Ex wife never followed agreement thus visitation did not take place. My fiancee tried to maintain contact however ex disapeared in 2003 (mail sent to chld came back "FORWARDING TIME EXPIRED") Since that time we have had no knoweldge of the whereabouts of mother or child until recently. When we saw mother and child recently (maybe last 6 month or so) we saw mom with man, presumably new boyfriend. Mom is still apparently upset at my fiancee as she still flips him off, gives him dirty looks, etc.
Received papers today. Maternal grandparents are filing for temp guardinship. My fiancee thinks that would be the best thing for daughter as she's been seriously tramatized by mother and boyfriend. However my fiancee would like to slowly be reintriduced to his daughter. Please aid us with your advice and suggestions. Thank you!