My daughter is refusing to visit me and her father is denying me make up time after my daughter refuses to visit therefore I am out of some visits. Is there anything that I can do about this, to enforce the visitation order, instead of this being used as a loophole to deny me visitation? This only started within the last couple of months.
It is unfortunate that your daughter is not willingly visiting you. Children do not control parenting time, parents control parenting time. You should get the last order controlling parenting time, and bring it with you next time you go to pick her up. The police will help enforce an order for parenting time.
If compensatory time is what you want, a letter to the judge that clearly explains the situation should do the trick. A motion for contempt might also help solve this problem. Hiring an attorney would be a good idea.
This is a very common problem in Minnesota. On the one hand, children do not get to decide whether or not either parent gets their parenting time - they go where they're told. As a practical matter, however, that is especially difficult with older children since, honestly, how can you drag a teenager out the door? Add to that the fact that Minnesota law only pays lip service to parenting time orders being enforced - the cops won't get into it, and the only solution is to constantly go back to court and obtain enough findings of a willful failure to allow the parenting time that custody can be changed to you. It will take some time and be very expensive to do this.
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