15 yr daughter doesn't want to see her father anymore

Christy Leann - posted on 04/18/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 15yr old daughter has decided she never wants see her father again, she has told him this and he responded by taking me back to court, I have been letting her and her father work out the visitation schedule for the most part, as they have social lives and schedules to work around. She hasn't wanted to go for quite some time now and could usually find a way to avoid having to, and he made excuses not to pick them up as well. So court is next week and I am just hoping she gets a chance to tell the judge that it is her that doesn't want to go and her reasons why.

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Christy Leann - posted on 04/22/2016

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I figured such was the case,but at least this way she may have a chance to let the judge know how she feels, which I would have had to hire an attorney to file to cease visitation, in order to get in front of the judge. Also there are so many facets to this whole thing, he's still drinking for one, he had to complete a program to satisfy dhs before he was allowed unsupervised visitation.Another thing, he won't make the trip for just our oldest daughter, she has severe autism and is too much for him to deal with on his own. There are so many reasons she doesn't want to see him, she has made a list, hopefully, if nothing else, the judge will at least look at them, and she'll know I tried my best no matter what.

Dove - posted on 04/19/2016

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It's really too bad he doesn't respect them. I fear this w/ my own teenagers the next time their father wants to see them. They have a 4 week summer visitation and have told me they never want to go for more than 2 weeks now. I have let them know that they are more than welcome to talk to their father and work it out, but if he refuses to listen... they will go according to the court orders unless they want me to take it to court. I 100% support them and their desires, but I won't violate the court order (even though he does all the time by NOT contacting them).

Good luck to your kids in court! I hope the judge respects their desires.

Raye - posted on 04/19/2016

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If your court orders say that he gets visitation time, you must enforce that with your kids. If they don't want to go, then they are old enough to be heard in court and have the judge decide if the orders will changed. Until they are legally changed, though, the father still has rights, and you still have responsibility to follow the court orders.

Christy Leann - posted on 04/18/2016

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Also we have another daughter that is 17 and has severe autism, she also says she doesn't want to go to daddy's house, does she get any say? Do either of them?

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