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My 15 yr old son wants the right to refuse to go to his dads every other week some times. Lately his father has had him on an emotional roller coaster. Even told my son that he needed to decide if he was his father or not, and his dad even said maybe he should just go kill himself. What kind of a father would say such a thing. His father was angry at him because he chose not to go to his house, due to some special plans my son had. This rarely happens that he gets the chance to do something special. His dad gives him the guilt trip every time, and tells my son that he doesnt love his dad. My son gets so stressed and doesnt want to go up there. I will not force him to do so. His father will call here 8 to 10 times a day demanding to speak to him. I wont even answer my phone any more, because I get chest pains when I talk to him. He will call here at 6:00 in the morning , and as late as 10:30 at night. He is verbally abusive (one of the reasons I devorced him, besides infidelity). The woman he lives with (the one he was having an affair with, now his fiance') just went through alcohol treatment center (mandontory after car accident). Just giving you a little insight what my son has been going through at his dads. So its not a healthy invironment for my son. Do I have the right to not force him to go?? Recently my brother (my sons favorite uncle) underwent a kidney transplant, and my son wanted to be there with me at the hospital. His father flipped out because it was his turn for visitation. But my son went with me. So the following week his dad demanded that he come up there, and my son told him that he had other plans. I am at a loss what to do. Also, my sons child support (set in the year 2000) is only $272.50. Its not nearly enough to help feed and clothe a 15 year old boy. Am I out of line for needing more child support? How do I go about getting it changed to? I guess the most important question is "does my son have the right to have a choice to go to his dads on scheduled visitations?? Thank you so much for letting me ask you these questions. I appreciate what you do for people like me.
Kathy [email address removed]
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