Can mother of child make child go to event?
1 attorney answer
"Is there anyway she can force me to break my plans and make him go to the funeral?" No, the mother has no legal authority to change the court order. The court is not going to order you to let the mother have the child this weekend.
On another hand, being legally right is not necessarily the same thing as being right.
How close is the child with the stepfather? If the child has no clue who the mother's stepfather is, there likely is no reason why the child should be at the mother's stepfather's funeral.
If the child and the mother's stepfather are close with each other, then it becomes a question of should the child be there. Would the child want a chance to be at the funeral? Perhaps the child has no idea now, but what about a few years later? Would he regret not being at the funeral?
What kind of plans do you have? Can this plan be done at another time? You and the mother can always agree to trade weekends with each other.