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I am afraid that if you did not raise this issue immediately upon your return and file in court abandonment 3 years later based on 3 weekends at the community center is not going to be a valid claim. However, it can be used to prove she is unfit as part of a motion by you to change/modify custody to seek to get custody of your daughter away from her. You can use the proof she is not properly caring for or supervising the child as your good cause reason for why custody should be changed. Even though it is not abandonment, it is proof that she does not properly care for the child.
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So that incident 3 years ago would just be a part of your evidence as why the custody needs to be changed. Here refusal to cooperate and her behavior would all be used against her as your evidence to prove that you having custody alone would be best for the child.
You are better having your attorney deposition the witness, a pro bono deposition does not usually turn out the best. As far as the GAL, it can be a coin toss, because these GAL many times operate on a bias they develop for one parent or the other and if for any reason this GAL is against you, then letting that GAL do the deposition would be a disaster and one sided.