SO's court mediation went as expected
After viewing the SW's recommendations on custody/visitation, my SO and I pretty much knew what was going to happen when they went to court.. BM would not agree and would want to take it to court. And that is exactly what happened.
The SW went over her report, explained some things, and then the lawyers got to ask questions. My SO's lawyer asked her "if BM moves back to the state, would that change anything?" and the answer was "no."
BM's lawyer told her she should just accept the recommendations, but she wouldn't. SW is giving her time to process and hope she changes her mind in the next couple days (unlikely). BM will keep fighting and dragging this on as long as possible. Hoping she will find that 1 person that will side with her and her end up with custody, or just to make my SO pay even more lawyer's fees.
Social worker's recommendation was that SO gets full custody. BM can visit the kids, but must remain in the state. SO gets final say when it comes to medical decisions.
SW's report will be used in court if it goes to court (which is a 99% probability), and she will testify as well... So this is a state where SW's reports and opinions are heard in court. Hopefully this is a state where the judge will go with SW's recommendations as well.