My 10.5 year old boy does not want to visit his father. He doesn't like the way he's treating him, not being respectful. He refuses to go. If he calls the police, will they force my son to go? Can a 10 year old boy be forced to visit? I'm not talking about the fact that it is not good for the child, etc, I just need an answer to my question. Thanks.
If the father is entitled to visitation, then the child should go--the child doesn't control the relationship.
There is something very wrong parenting wise when you are allowing a 10 year old to make these decisions. You should not be allowing that to happen. And a court will hold you responsible for violation of visitation as your responsibility is to make the child available for visitation. In a worst case scenario you can go to jail, or lose custody. You can also be made to pay his attorneys fees. Your question has a simple solution - you make him go.
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A ten year old can not decide when to visit if there is an order for visitation. The order must be followed or you could be held in contempt of court.
If he established visitation rights, you'll need to ask the court for a modification if the circumstances fit the best interests of the child. We would need to know more however. The whims of a 10 year old will not cut it.
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