Dear customer, in relation to your important parenting matter, this will depend on the parenting arrangement in place, whether agreed between the parties, or consented by the court.
However, where a child refuses to go to the other parents house, who is not the full time carer, that child cannot be forced to attend that parent’s residence.
However, where there is parenting orders or consented court orders for parenting, and the farther is making an issue of entitlement, the next step is to consider mediation, and if that fails, arrange for supervised visitation, and if that is not agreed too, then seeking assistance from the court.
Children are bound by the parenting orders until they are of the age of 18 years.
What is most important is that where a child is refusing to visit the other parent, who is not the full time carer, this usually signifies a large concern that may be underlying with the situation, which would require further discussion.
The law will protect your children, and continued communication with a lawyer is important with the assistance with guiding steps.
If you would like to discuss this matter further by telephone, I welcome you to request those services.
If you have any further questions, I would be pleased to answer those for you.