Child custody seeking info for father child age 13 living with bio mother and step father stepfather sexually abused

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Customer: Child custody seeking info for father child age 13 living with bio mother and step father stepfather sexually abused child. Being dealt with by police etc what rights does father have has been pushed out via courts mother is a gatekeeper but indications she is having issues herself.
JA: What steps has the stepfather taken? Have they filed any papers in family court?
Customer: Not yet mother states she will redo consent regarding his time so he is trying to work with mother but in meantime child stating she wants time with bio father but mother and family relocating child to mothers sisters home
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are they in?
Customer: Province Alberta
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: As you can well imagine this is very difficult and my son has been dragged through the courts child’s family has $ as did stepfathers family
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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Good morning have you had a chance to look at what I asked?
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My phone service is very sparodic so for now can we text?
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I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Is the step father out of the picture now?

Customer
I am fine with this method, seeking direction in best interest of child. Do you think father should continue to see what mother comes back with?
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Step father out of home by police intervention
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He has breached conditions twice and was arrested fined released
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Child has shared details of sexual abuse with her father and he went to police to get seek greater understanding they confirmed details as per sexual abuse interview child gave. Father not wanting to take child from mother but wants access with child to be fair and reasonable. Mother and her husband have lied to court and been successful in reducing father to minimal or nothing contact last court judge called mother out for not allowing contact but also said child could contact father he couldn’t contact her. Mean time stepfather monitoring child’s phone so no contact and during this time stepfather abusing child.
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The father should seek an order requiring the mother to give the child generous access to her father where her phone is not ever, and I mean ever, monitored. The child should have free access to her father whenever she likes and a father should have generous access to the child by telephone or video conference when the father is not seeing the child.

The father should seek a court order that is police enforceable so this never happens again. You should have regular and generous physical access with the child.

As well, the father can take the position that the mother is not able to keep the child safe ever lets the step farther back into the home. She has to choose. She can no longer have both.

Does that help?

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Oh she has now done the right thing he is out but the abuse has happened. These people have successfully alienated the child from father and family however the child has a solid foundation with father but unfortunately the child freely admits that she is spoiled by maternal side so it will be complex to provide structure with this ingrained in a pre teen who has lived in this court approved environment!
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