Does my 9 year old have to visit his father?
2 attorney answers
Mr. Brinkmeier gave good advice. The child cannot decide whether or not he will visit his father.
A petition for modification of the visitation should be filed in the court that entered the visitation order. The Court can terminate visitation if necessary, but may try something else first. The Court will follow the rule that the best interest of the child is to be the paramount factor, and the courts regularly handle situations such as this and will tailor the order to address the problems.
If the matter is intolerable see if you can get some relief from the custody order. However, your son cannot decide just to not follow the visitation order. The best interest of the child standard can only be applied by the court.
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