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With all due respect I am not understanding this: "he has always had his children at his mum''s house."
Now "For about the past 6 months, his daughter has refused her 1 night per month overnight contact and not given any reason as to why."
At whose house?
This may just provide the answer to your problem!
There are literally hundreds of reasons a child might resist contact and it requires an experienced professional to work with the family to find out the root cause. Sometimes children may resist contact because they had a bad experience such as having witnessed outburst of temper by the contact parent. There are those who are reacting to their own hurt at the break-up of the family and those who find contact is boring or unrewarding. Other times the resistance is more due to the child''s wish or need to side with the parent with the majority of care.
If the mother won''t engage in mediation or family counselling one way forward would be to go back to court in the hope that an explanation for the child''s behaviour and a way forward can be found. Your husband is responsible for his relationship with the children and it would help if he could directly get involved with school and the children''s friends.
Does the daughter still go to see him round grandmas and grandads once a month during the day?
All the best