Going to Court
My husband filed for an enforcement on his visitation rights because Stepkids (SS12 and SD14) have not wanted to excercise visitation, SS since November and SD since June. Mom does not encourage them to come over and takes their side. Mom filed a counter suit to modify visitation and wants to change the parent child relationship (SPACR). They say that the children are being physically and emotionally aboused at our house and the boy says that we FORCED him to get a haircut eventhough he refused. The kids are going to talk to the judge and tell them all these things that are not true. They have both taken Drama classes and one has even gotten into an acting school. I think they can really convince the judge. We don't have money for a lawyer and the notice we got from Moms lawyer said that if we lose we have to pay her lawyer fees too! This has turned into a huge deal because the children do not like to be disciplined, but are very rude to people including the adults when they are over at our house.
Example: SD stopped talking to me because on our way back from vacation last summer she was pointing at people in other cars and I explained why pointing could be considered rude and that she shouldn't do it because people may not like it.
Does anyone have any idea of what we can exepect from this. My husband and I are freaking out and he is scared he is going to lose his kids.