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at what age can a child decide not to visit his father due ...

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at what age can a child decide not to visit his father due to his not enjoying their time togeher
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  dkennedy replied 9 years ago.


I am afraid there is no law allowing a child to decide about the visitation with a parent. Some courts get pretty "testy" about forcing kids to go on visits, like it or not. Other times reality says, the older a child gets, the more he/she should be able to decide about what they do or don't do.

I would suggest you work it out with your ex if possible. I know that's easier said than done, but it beats court action for contempt for not sending the child on a visit. As a last resort, you could try to modify the visitation order.

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