My husband sees his daughter (10 years old from a previous relationship) every fortnight. We have no family court orders and he hasn't seen her in over 14 months, but talks every Wednesday on the phone. He went and saw her at her school sports and she was so excited as she said mum always has a reason to why I can't come over. She has told us numerous times before that she wants to live with us and even did on her sports day. My husband went and saw a lawyer and told us when we have her next (will be these school holidays apparently) to not return her if she is really wanting to live with us. Also we were told to text the mum to inform her and say we will ask her over the next few days if she wants to go back. My only question is, what happens if her mother applies for recovery orders? She obviously has to lie as our lawyer is certain she won't get one . Anyone got some opinions, please?