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I have had custody for over 9 years. A few months ago after 10 hearings, a new judge ordered a flip-flop for a period of time beginning with the end of school year. For this to happen mother had to attend parenting class, work with a court appointed parenting coordinator, provise specific services for a special education child. Mother lives not only in different school distric(North Philadelphia) but also county. We reside in Bucks County. We have filed a contempt order for mothers failure to obey order and modification to keep girls here.
In addition to prior information, since the last hearing there are a couple police reports from when the girls refused to go on visitation, told officers in private mother was emotionally and verbally abusesive, the are drugs and people using them around mothers home, a social worker in the oldest girls school(she is 13)reported emotional and verbal abuse to DHS in Philadelphia after many months of weekly meetings with my granddaughter. Social Services in our county said report had to be made where mother resides which is Philadelphia County. All of mothrs extended family are drug users and sell it, mom also uses but I can't say I have ever seen her doing so. We had custody evaluation 2 years ago that took 6 months to complete, and recommendation was that grils remain here. What can we do to keep them here and end the constant court filings. Mom has never paid an attorney, nor did she pay for custody evaluation, so she can keep filing constantly. She has no reason to comply.