I would like for my daughter's father, who lives several states away, to have step-up or supervised visitation rather than the standard visitation schedule for parents residing over 100 miles away. My daughter just turned seven. Her father didn't see her at all the year she turned two and the year she turned six. Most other years, he only saw her one or two times per year. She is afraid to get on a plane by herself to visit her father and doesn't want to visit him if I am not close by. I am seeking case law that will show me whether there is a precedent for what I have asked from the courts.ADDITIONAL INFO: Father is litigious, makes twice what I do and has spent well over $30,000 in legal fees attempting to reduce his child support payments, seeking sanctions against me and and pursuing the standard order even though he has not attempted to visit our daughter in the past two years. He has rejected my multiple attempts to discuss this issue out of court. Our daughter has told me she tried to tell him she was afraid to get on a plane without a parent and I have told him, also. He is dismissive of both of our concerns and doesn't seem to understand how pushing sudden long-distance visits might be traumatic to her. It's been emotionally taxing. I do not understand his actions and am trying to find out if there is any legal precedent whatsoever for what we have asked him to consider doing (visiting her in Texas until she is more comfortable a) visiting him in his state or b) traveling alone).
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