Hmmmm, a brain damaged, alcoholic, bi-polar, liar, who likes to drive fast.
Just be confident that the truth will come out and fight to keep your child safe. There is no way in hell I would let him take her if your description is accurate. I would let him come and see her at a neutral place with you like a park or restaurant.
If the judge told you to let your daughter see him, I suggest finding a way to do it, or I'd expect him to take you to court again.
Have the court come up with a visitation plan that works for you so it's not constantly on you.
He hasn't a monster when you created a child with him, had THAT much changed?
And bipolar is something easily treated, and plenty of parents suffer from mental illness.
also, follow your gut and follow that. fight for it if necessary.
My ex revenge married someone because I told him that he could not take our daughter to stay with a live-in girlfriend (it was in our divorce papers). I let him take her for a week (we live in different states), and I just had a bad feeling, but threw up my hands not knowing what else I could do.
she ended up losing custody of her own kids for being abusive (breaking my ex husbands nose on Christmas and shaking her 4 month old violently and video taping it.) she was mentally ill, but that doesn't mean my child should be put in harms way.
Get a good lawyer. That is what set me on the right path that kept everything in the best interest of my daughter.
Quoting pilot Jess:" also, follow your gut and follow that. fight for it if necessary. My ex revenge married someone because ... [snip!] ... way. Get a good lawyer. That is what set me on the right path that kept everything in the best interest of my daughter."
Best advice to people with custody issues.