Can a child refuse to attend visitation with non custodial parent?

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The child visitation order must be obeyed. If the child refuses to go the non-custodial parent can file a motion for contempt and the custodial parent will need to explain the situation to the court.

The child visitation order must be obeyed. If the child refuses to go the non-custodial parent can file a motion for contempt and the custodial parent will need to explain the situation to the court.

The child visitation order must be obeyed. If the child refuses to go the non-custodial parent can file a motion for contempt and the custodial parent will need to explain the situation to the court.

The child visitation order must be obeyed. If the child refuses to go the non-custodial parent can file a motion for contempt and the custodial parent will need to explain the situation to the court.
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At what age can a child opt out of visitation with the non-custodial parent?

The child cannot opt out in most jurisdictions until they reacheighteen years of age. If the non-custodial parent has courtordered visitation and the child does not go for those visits, thenthe custodial parent can be held in contempt of court. If there isa legitimate reason why the child does not w (MORE)

Can the non custodial parent lose visitation rights if he or she does not particpate in regular visitation with the child?

Answer . \nNot usually.\n. \nJudges are very reluctant to rescind vistation rights and even more reluctant to order forced visitation (for obvious reasons).\n. \nVistation rights are generally rescinded by the court only when there is proof of abuse, neglect or endangerment of the child or chi (MORE)

What are the rights of a paying non-custodial parent if a 16 yr refuses to live with the custodial parent and non-custodial parent but has moved in with friends. Also his school attendance is low.?

Go to the law enforcement, in no state can a child move out without parental concent under the age of 18, except Texas and Missouri they can move out at age 17. even though you are not the custodial parent, it is still illegal for the kid to move out , the custodial parent might get introuble, if th (MORE)

Can a non-custodial parent refuse to send a child home?

No, a non-custodial parent cannot refuse to send a child home iftheir visiting times are outlined in a court document. If thenon-custodial parent does that, it is contempt of court and theycould get fined and even do jail time.

What age may a minor child refuse to visit with non custodial parent in NJ?

18. Until that age, the court order must be followed (and I'm assuming there is a court order for visitation). The child does not have the option of refusing. If there is a *legitimate* reason that the child does not want to have contact with the parent, then the custodial parents needs to go back t (MORE)

A non custodial parent has visitation during the summer but refuses to have the child return home to custodial parent Child is 13 yrs old and in a diff state?

Going thru the same thing right now it is parental kidnapping, contact your local police and file charges immediately. http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/publications/NC75.pdf. That link explains everything you need to know and all the laws involved in the matter. If I can be of further assistance co (MORE)

What age can a child refuse to visit non custodial parent in TX?

I have consulted an attorney in regards to this issue in Texas, andhave been told that while the Courts no longer use the age of 12 asa guideline. The Courts have determined that if there is avisitation schedule in place the non-custodial parent has the rightto visits. However, the attoney told me t (MORE)

What age can a minor child refuse to visit the non custodial parent in Michigan?

18. Until then if the non-custodial parent has court-ordered visitation, it must be followed. If there's a valid reason the child does not want to visit the non-custodial parent, then the custodial parent can go to court and request that the court modify the visitation order. But be aware that the c (MORE)

In Texas does a child have to go for visitation of a non-custodial parent?

This is an issue that's frequently brought up, along with the right to choose what parent they wish to live with. This issue particularly arises as children enter their teen years. They don't want to be required to spend time with a parent, either parent. They think of themselves as almost adults (MORE)

At what age can a minor child refuse to visit non custodial parent in Alabama?

Why are you asking as if this is a law issue? What the law has to say is irrelevant IMHO. If the child doesn't want to visit the parent then he/she shouldn't have to. I WOULD want someone trustworthy and impartial to find out why and make an informed decision so that all parties understand (MORE)

In Illinois at what age can a child refuse to visit the non custodial parent?

This is an issue that's frequently brought up, along with the right to choose what parent they wish to live with. This issue particularly arises as children enter their teen years. They don't want to be required to spend time with a parent, either parent. They think of themselves as almost adults, (MORE)

If a 16 year old refuses to visit non-custodial parent in Texas can the non-custodial parent force them to visit and can that parent stop paying child support if they won't visit?

Answer Child support does not depend on visitation. They are addressed in separate orders and the orders remain in effect until they are modified by the court. If the child has a good reason to end visits with the non-custodial parent the custodial should file a motion with the court to modify the (MORE)

Can a child choose to not visit their non custodial parent in Tennessee?

No. The custodial parent is required to obey the court ordered visitation schedule. If they do not the non-custodial parent can file a petition for contempt of a court order and that will cause problems for the custodial parent. The custodial parent must discuss with the child the reasons why they (MORE)

What age can a minor refuse visitation from the non custodial parent in Pennsylvania?

No Minors, unless between the age of 16 and 18 and married or serving active military may refuse visitation when there is a valid Court Order. However, the residential parent can petition the court to modify the terms of the contact agreement if keeping the child away from the other parent is in the (MORE)

What rights does the non custodial parent with joint custody have if refusing to give child back?

That non-custodial parent has no right to "keep" the child. A parent who refuses to bring the child back to the parent who has physical custody or joint custody is in contempt of court and risks losing custody. That non-custodial parent has no right to "keep" the child. A parent who refuses to brin (MORE)

Does a non custodial parent have the right to visitation if the child if not legitimized?

Yes but he must make his paternity official. Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and (MORE)

What happens to the custodial parent if the child refuses to visit the noncustodial parent in Ohio?

The child can't refuse, they are too young to decide for themselves. It's the parents job to make them go and the custodial parent have to follow the court order. If not he/she will get into legal trouble because they will be reported to the court for not following the courts orders. It's better to (MORE)

You are the non custodial parent. The child has been living with you for months and the non custodial parent has not tried to visit the child at all. How do you get legal custody?

You can petition the court for a modification of the custody order. For such an important issue you should contact an attorney who specializes in custody cases. The attorney can review your situation, explain your rights and options and present the most compelling evidence to the court on your behal (MORE)

What happens to the custodial parent if the child refuses to visit the noncustodial parent in Texas?

Contempt of court if the non-custodial parent pushes the issue. That can lead to fines, jail time or even custody modification depending on if the contempt becomes chronic. Texas law is unique in that the wishes of the child must be taken into consideration by the court if the child is 12 or olde (MORE)

Can a non custodial parent take the child and refuse to return them?

Absolutely not. A refusal to return the child is a serious situation. If the child is not returned at the time provided in the visitation order the custodial parent should call the police, ask to make a report in person and provide the police with a copy of the court orders for custody and visitatio (MORE)

What age can a 14 year old child in vermont refuse to visit the non custodial parent?

No, a 14 year old child cannot make that decision. Otherwise, the custodial parent may be held in contempt of court for failing to abide by a court order. Contempt of court may lead to jail or a modification in the custody order giving the child's custody to the non-custodial parent. A child cann (MORE)

What can be done if non custodial parent refuses to let custodial parent talk with the child?

During the non-custodial parent's time of visitation or custody? Unless otherwise outlined in the original order custody/visitation order, nothing. However, you do have the right to file for modification of the order outlining your right to speak with the child when he/she is in physical custody of (MORE)

What if the custodial parent refuses to bring the child for visitation?

You need to file a motion for contempt of the court order. If the custodial parent continues to violate the court ordered visitations they may lose custody. You need to stay on top of the situation and file the motion for contempt as soon as possible. You need to file a motion for contempt of the c (MORE)

Can a 13 yr old refuse visitation with non custodial parent in Oklahoma?

Court ordered visitations are not optional . If the order isn't followed the custodial parent could be found in contempt of a court order and sanctioned by the court. Court orders must be followed until they can be modified by returning to court and placing the issue before the judge. A custod (MORE)

Can a child refuse to go visit non-custodial parent at age 10?

No. Court orders must be followed until they can be modified by returning to court and placing the issue before the judge. A custodial parent who doesn't honor the standing visitation order is in contempt of a court order and the court can order a modification of the custody order if the contempt co (MORE)

Can a child decide to shorten their visitation with the non custodial parent?

No. The visitation order must be followed or the non-custodial parent can file a motion for contempt of a court order. If the parents are on good terms the order can be modified with the consent of both parties. No. The visitation order must be followed or the non-custodial parent can file a motion (MORE)

Can the non-custodial parent not visit the child?

Most commonly, the non-custodial parent has visitation rights,which may be spelled out in detail in the divorce decree orsubsequent legal proceedings. However, it's ultimately up to thejudge to determine the visitation rights.