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hello I am going through the same thing, my son is 16 years old and doesnt want to visit his dad because of his inconsistency of being involved in his life his father has just filed for visitation rights and I dont know whats going to happen. I hope the court listens to my sons wishes, even if he decides to visit only sometimes

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Q: If a 16 yr old living with a primary custodial parent does not want to visit the noncustodial parent who has joint custody can the noncustodial parent force the 16 yr old into a week long visit in IN?
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