If my 16 yr old daughters father said he isnt going to make her visit if she doesnt want to, does she have to when he wants her?
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No, you do not have to make her go. As long as dad and you are in agreement that she does not go, you are fine with letting her skip the visit. It is important that you are able later to prove that dad agreed to the non-visit(s), so get something in writing or a clear email communication between you that states at the least, that you are all in agreement.
Also, the same rule applies to future visits, and any time dad decides that he wants to follow the court order you must then do so, however, on a visit by visit basis, you two (the parents) can make changes.
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While you may not have to make your daughter visit with her father, you should foster the relationship. If the court-ordered parenting schedule is not viable, you should try to negotiate a modified parenting plan and file it with the court.
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Depending on what the Court order says, you probably do. However, given her age her wishes would be taken into account by the Court so you may want to consider seeking a Modification of his parenting time.
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