My husband and I have joint custody of his 7 year old daughter. NCP, is mom. Child comes home stating she spent the night with a friend of her moms. Mom was not present. Mom also works as a bartender sometimes late at night on her scheduled weekends and has a friend watch the child. She lies about when she has to work and where the child is. Mom also has had different "boyfriends" living with her and sharing a bed with the 7 year old girl. (They all 3 share. Boyfriend, mom, and child on the end.) 7 year old has watch that doubles as a phone and can call myself or my husband. Mom refuses to let her have it and refuses to let child call her father.
I think you have grounds to at least modify her visitation by either doing away with overnights, prohibiting her from having "guests" when she has the child or requiring supervised visitation. Call a lawyer Monday and get started. This is a catastrophe waiting to happen
I am not intending this to be legal advice, because I don't know the particulars of your situation. Call me if you would like to discuss this or other isues.
Get husband on the phone with attorneys asap to file a modification!
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Your husband needs to sit down with a lawyer and discuss modification. You, as stepparent, should stay distant from the case - not because of who you are but because courts are leery when they see a stepparent who seems to be running things.
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Texas Family Code
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