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If granted visitation can a father only take some of the children and not all during a visitation?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?

Yes. There is 2 weeks in the summer. One of the sons doesn’t want to come and has been very disrespectful.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

He is 16

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Ohio

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Can we not take the child ?
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Family Lawyer: LegalEase101, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
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Hello, and welcome to Just Answer. I'm one of the legal experts here. I will be happy to assist you with your question.

Usually, it's the other way around - the child doesn't want to go, but the parent that he/she is supposed to visit is insistent about making him/her comply.

In your situation, if your 16 year old son doesn't want to come for summer visitation and you are not opposed to the idea of him missing it, it shouldn't be a problem for you to take the other kids and leave him behind with the other parent. This is, of course, assuming his other parent doesn't want to force him to go. So long as the parents are in agreement about a particular issue, including visitation, it's fine to deviate from the terms of your court order. It's when the parents don't agree that problems arise.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
if the other parent forces him to go we have to take him?
Family Lawyer: LegalEase101, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

Unfortunately, yes - if the other parent forces him to go, you have to take him. You could be held in contempt of court if you don't. Technically, children have no right to refuse to comply with a visitation order, even when they get to be your son's age. When he gets to be 18, he will have the ability and legal standing to voice his opinion.

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