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I am very sorry for your family's situation.Being 14, would the judge listen to what the child has to say?
The answer is yes
, although the Court may still grant visitation until the child is 18. Even if a parent does not get managing custody, they are almost guaranteed visitation unless they have a drug problem, alcohol dependency, or an unsafe home environment. Abuse and or neglect of the child or previous children are an almost automatic bar for even visitation, although supervised visitation
may be granted by the Court.
There is even a Supreme Court decision where a Judge states that a child has to be dragged to the car "kicking and screaming" for visitation.
In short, barring potential of abuse/neglect, the father may still get visitation, I am afraid.
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