Doe my 15 yr old have to visit her dad if she does not want to ?

Sara - posted on 12/31/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am having a lot of problems with my 15 yr old not wishing to see her dad, due to the fact he does not spend quality time with her and puts his wife and her family first.
He and his partner have been verbally abusive to me and my daughter has witnessed this and has made her more afraid of going to their house. She is very worried about bumping in to him and is not sleeping and is constantly worrying. She has made this decision on her own accord, but they will not see it like that, however I will always support my daughter wishes.
I am going to CAB next week just to get advice, but wondered if anyone on here has had a similar experience and what I should do.
Thanks for reading .

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Sara - posted on 01/01/2015

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Thanks to both of you for replying, I am going to CAB next week. Still open to further advice from any other mums please.

Ev - posted on 12/31/2014

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It depends on where you live and the laws there. I would check into them before just letting her not go because it could put you in the line of fire with the judge and her dad. Do this legally. Where I live 15 is the age a kid can decide not to go on weekend visits. But another state might be different.

Jodi - posted on 12/31/2014

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I think it will depend where you live. Here, I know that a 15 year old can make that choice and there is little the other parent can do short of mending the relationship.

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