My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Ca.
My husbands ex wife is refusing to let his kids come for court ordered visitation. She simply states that the girls don't want to come to our home. The court order states every other weekend, 2 weeks in the summer, holidays split 50/50. My husband has never missed a single visitation.
The girls have been in counseling for 2 yrs because of the manipulative things their mother tries. She coaches them what to say to the counselor. When in the presence of the counselor and us, when mom leaves, things are great. The therapist says things are fine and notes that the bio mother is manipulating the children.
The basic cause of all of this is that the ex wife claims she is not getting support. Truth is she IS getting support, recieves $450 a month, but she wants $2700 a month based on what my husband used to make before he got laid off from his previous employer.
When she says that the girls don't want to come, my husband simply states, " it is my scheduled weekend, I will be there on Friday, usual time to pick up the girls"
She will then state, "They won't be here"
My husband has a appointment with their counselor on Wed, at which time he is going to get a written statement/report regarding the manipulation and what she sees happening with the children.
My question is: After we get the statement/report, what is the next step? What do we file with the court? Is it possible to try for full custody of the children and request supervised visits and that the mother seek counseling herself? If so, how do we begin that process and what do we say?