DF's best friend has two sons that are 13 and 11 and he's had full custody of them since he and his ex-wife separated nearly ten years ago. She cheated on him with an ex-con who hit his wife (he was married as well) and drank and smoked weed all the time. The guy told her husband that he slept with his wife and that he met his sons. DF's friend confronted his wife and she said it was true and she left so she could be with the guy. DF's friend filed for emergency custody of the boys and for divorce. She was awarded supervised visitation at her mother's house EOW and Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 4 hours. She rarely took the visitation and ran off to Illinois with her boyfriend before the divorce was final.
She went for years not paying child support, but started paying in March of this year and she's all caught up, she owed over $12,000. She sent a message to DF's friend on FB asking to see the kids this summer. She said she's no longer with that boyfriend and she's engaged to someone else and has four children (the oldest is 8) that she is raising and has custody of. She's a full time student working on her accounting degree with a 3.1 GPA. She said that she wanted to see the kids alone, she thinks it would be overwhelming for them to meet their siblings and that he or whoever he wanted to supervise was fine with her.
He wrote back and said no and she said she would come back to NJ to file papers for her to get supervised visitation. DF's friend doesn't think she has enough money for a lawyer or to travel back and forth frequently. What do you think her chances are?