I divorced 3 years ago and have joint custody of my two kids ages 16 and 13, over the last year my youngest was slowly staying with the mom and just visiting me saying she was uncomfortable at my home (my ex has the original home I built) we went to counseling and the Parental supervisor saw no reason my daughter should not be with me 1/2 the time -- we set up a schedule to slowly work her back to 1/2 time with me -- we got to 3 days a week and my daughter and her mom decided that was adequate. I have filed a contempt citing with the courts and we must go to mediation before going to court - I just found out my ex hired an attorney -- what can the attorney argue against me when his client would not even listen to the counselor?My 16 year has always been with me half the time and does not understand why her sister has any problem. It is more then 2 overnights, I am missing 4 overnights and in essence I only have my youngest 6 nights out of 30. I do not have an attorney, the professional counselor is coming to the mediation and to court to explain he sees no reason for my daughter to not stay with her dad 1/2 the time. My exwife and I hired the counselor to be a parental supervisor -- she decided to not agree with him and ended ignoring his suggestions. He feels the mother has convinced her daughter that it is better to be with mom and to be in her "home". Also keep in mind that both parents have remarried and my youngest has said she loves her dad and has no problem with the stepmom but just likes being with mom more. My question is what argument can her attorney bring up to prove it is better to be with mom most of the time?
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