Hello, I am desperate for answers,,,,I have a 14 year old boy and a 12 year old girl. My question is ..I just recently recieved a court paper stating that the absent parent is looking to get visitation, My thing is that he only has seen them about 3 times in the past year, and neither of them want to see him..I have never told them that they can't see their father, or never told him he couldn't see them. He hasn't made any attempts before this, They don't want to go. He is asking for overnights on the weekends, my daughter told me sge will run away from there if she has to go. he isn't the nicest man or father. Do I have to let them go ?
Dove - posted on 11/19/2012
He's looking to get visitation. It hasn't been granted yet. Get a lawyer and have your kids talk to him/her about how they feel. Also request from the court a separate lawyer that JUST represents your kids. Most courts 'typically' take the kids personal feeling into account around 13... give or take a bit.
Mylinda - posted on 11/19/2012
you can get a lawyer appointed by the courts for the kids and they are old enough to tell the courts no they dont want to go its funny but the courts seem to listen to the kids more then parents in the meantime id explain to him how they r feeling and suggest maybe untill this gets resolved to have short visit with them you being present if he says no then id wonder why hed want to take them with out you good luk
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