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In California how old does a child of divorced parents have to be to be able to have input on visitation?

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August 24, 2007 9:33PM

There is no set age. It all depends on the maturity of the child and what the judge or mediator thinks.

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No. Visitation rights for divorced or unmarried parents cannot be dictated by the parents in a manner you described. If a parent feels like there have been a change of circumstances or that a parent is acting against the best interests of the child then the parents need to go back to court and modify the child visitation agreement.

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who ws the child that divorced his parents and what year did he do it

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You probably don't - in general, the law supports the idea that both parents should be in the child's life. If you feel that visitation might harm the child in some way, you can ask the courts to require supervised visitation, or visitation limited to public places.

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If married you have equal rights to the child so no visitation needed. If you never been married you have to petition the court for visitation rights.

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Yes, but they can not petition for visitation if the parents are married. You can file for visitation if: 1. the parents are living separately 2. a parent's whereabouts are unknown for a month or more 3. the child has been adopted by a stepparent or the child does not live with either parent. 4. if the grandparent is joined in that petition by one of the parents. The right to visitation is based on a pre-existing relationship that has "engendered a bond." The court considers what is in the best interest of the child and the parents' rights and authority to make decisions about the child. You can read more in the link below.

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Yes, though in California the child support and visitation are linked. The less time you parent the child, the more you pay.

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Yes, they can. My parents are divorced. They got divorced when my mother was 8 months pregnant with me. My father paid child support until he got sick of it. But anyways, my mum kept me, and I'm still with her, 13 years, and same as my sister. :) Payment of child support does not, in itself, confer any right to visitation. However, the custodial parent must abide by any visitation orders. In many States, violation of a visitation order is a crime.

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It is not up to the child to EVER decide if they want to go to visitation. Visitation is court ordered and the other parent has the RIGHT to see the child. As long as the visitation order is in effect, the child must go to the visitation. This is because parents plot and scheme and brainwash their children into believing that the other parent is the anti christ (custodial parents). Both parents should be encouraging a productive relationship between any child and their other natural parent. The child can decide to do whatever they want when the court ordered visitation expires or they reach the age of 18.

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yes they are they get divorced when he was just a little child :(

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Visitation and child support are separate issues. One does not depend on the other. Parents must provide support for their children. There are many variations in visitation rights and those do not generally affect child support obligations. Visitation and child support are separate issues. One does not depend on the other. Parents must provide support for their children. There are many variations in visitation rights and those do not generally affect child support obligations. Visitation and child support are separate issues. One does not depend on the other. Parents must provide support for their children. There are many variations in visitation rights and those do not generally affect child support obligations. Visitation and child support are separate issues. One does not depend on the other. Parents must provide support for their children. There are many variations in visitation rights and those do not generally affect child support obligations.

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When they are 18. if the child do not want to go and the parents agree on this they have to go back to court and modify the visitation order. Until then the parents are responsible for the child going so the court order is followed.

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Parents can find a child visitation lawyer on the 'Legal Match' website and by clicking on the 'Find Your Lawyer Now' link. One can also find them on the 'Attorneys' website.

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18 unless the parents let the child choose.

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The courts try to be fair for the sake of the children and sometimes it is not always the right decision. Most courts feel that a child is better off spending quality time with both mother and father when they are divorced.

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A minor child cannot choose. As long as there is a court ordered visitation the parents are obligated to fulfill it and make the child go.

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Grandparents are eligible to file for visitation rights in California. Grandparents can usually only file for visitation if the parents are unmarried. Provisions for filing while the parents are married include the parents are living separately, a parent's whereabouts are unknown for a month or more, the child has been adopted by a stepparent or the child does not live with either parent. Filing does not guarantee visitations will be granted. Also, the prior relationship status between grandparent and child, what is in the child's best interest, and parent's rights are considered before a decision is made.

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No, child custody & visitation can't be determined until after the birth of the child. And then there's the case of paternity as well.

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Generally only the child support and visitation schedule are subject to modification. Generally only the child support and visitation schedule are subject to modification. Generally only the child support and visitation schedule are subject to modification. Generally only the child support and visitation schedule are subject to modification.

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No. If the child is a minor and there is a standing visitation order it can only be modified by the court. No. If the child is a minor and there is a standing visitation order it can only be modified by the court. No. If the child is a minor and there is a standing visitation order it can only be modified by the court. No. If the child is a minor and there is a standing visitation order it can only be modified by the court.

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They don't have any automatic rights, but they do have the right to petition the court for visitation. However, if the child's parents are married then the grandparents can only petition under certain circumstances (ie the parents are separated, the child doesn't live with either parent, etc).

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18 unless the parents let the child choose.

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Yes, a child can be baptized if his parents are separated, even if they are divorced. Children are not penalized for the mistakes of their parents.