Thank you for your question.
I am truly sorry to hear that the child is being used as pawn like this.
What her mother should do, or at least consider doing, is filing for an emergency hearing for n sole custody
of the child based on change in circumstance, and on "unfitness" of the other custodial parent
. In essence in this petition your daughter must show that:
a) The other party is somehow unfit (that he neglects the child, abuses the child through psychological means, or is otherwise dangerous to be around her)
b) That it would be in the best interest of the child
that the child be solely living with his mother, and at best the other parent be given supervised visitation
c) Explain that the need for supervised visitation is the very real fear that the child be taken away without consent by the other party and not returned, as per the statements the child herself made to the other parties.
To file such a petition, contact your local family courthouse, ask to speak to the court clerk, explain that you will ill be filing "pro se
", and request copies of the forms.
Hope that helps and good luck!
Edited by Dimitry Alexander Kaplun on 5/1/2010 at 9:35 AM EST