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Your question: "At what time age can a child of divorced parents refuse to go with his father."
A child cannot make that decision at any age unless there is a court order stating that they are allowed to do so (which would be unusual). The child has to obey the court order just as the parents have to obey it. If the parent who has primary custody of the child chooses not to force the child to obey the court order then that parent faces the potential of being filed on for contempt. Courts typically believe that if a child is "deciding not to visit" it is usually because the possessory parent is encouraging that behavior.
The solution if the child doesn't want to go for the court order visitation and you believe it is justified then you should file a Motion to Modify and ask the court to allow the child to make the decision.
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