DH had a FABULOUS conversation with the GAL today! WOOHOO.
First of all, not sure if I mentioned this, but last week, we got a letter from him, copied to both attornies, saying that he feels "alcohol evaluations done with only the input of the patient are not useful in court." He then went on to say he is recommending that BM sign an agreement stating she will not drink while SS is in her custody. This agreement will be entered into the parenting plan.
Now--the problem according to our attorney--is that BM's attorney will advise her not to sign. Basically, signing something like that is pretty serious for BM--it totally holds her accountable and any time DH could prove she was drinking with SS would have her in contempt of court.
The GAL told DH today that it is apparent BM has a problem, and that he is going to tell the judge exactly so. If BM refuses to sign, then the GAL is going to recommend supervised visits for her with SS! He said the judge will totally go along with this.
Basically, in a couple weeks at our next court date, he said BM is going to be backed into a corner.
It is so good to hear that the courts are finally recongizing her problem, and are at least being somewhat proactive!
He also said as far as the abuse allegations go, we should hope she keeps making them because they will ultimately make her look that much worse.