My son is 11. Me and his father are divorced and I have since remarried. He has visitations that are court ordered of every other weekend. I comply fully and have no problems. My son however dreads those weekends with him. He does not want to go and I have to force him to go with his father. Since it is court ordered I comply. Now his father asked to get him for a few days during spring break and our son is totally against going. I wouldn't mind allowing this if they had a good relationship but that is not the case. Should I allow him to take him just to please him and not cause issues or should I not? Our son is very upset thinking he may have to go but I can say no since it's not in the court order.
You are under no obligation to give additional time beyond the order. That is just a decision you have to make on your own. If you want to adjust the visitation schedule you will need to go to court to do so. And if he wants to adjust the visitation schedule he will have to do the same.
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