My 14 year old son does not want to see his dad but the dad is trying to push him

Johanne - posted on 11/15/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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He is a dead beat dad. has not paid child support in 13 years, drinks and uses drugs, has dui's (where he almost killed a poor lady) and spent time in jail. refuses to file his tax's so he will not pay anything, does not have a licence but drives, I live 3000 miles from him and he now has shown up in my city and is demanding to see his son even though he has not spoken to him in 3 years. Showed up at his school and caused some issues. I have in the past (13 years ago) had to call police on him. Nothing recent as I moved far away. Many other issues but can I legally stop him from seeing his son as I think he is going to try and bring me to court. I have a great job, home and live a very comfortable like with my son and he wants for nothing. Will the courts force him to see his dad if he does not want to? I have full custody the only line in the divorce doc. is he has reasonable access, did not think I would need more since we live so far and he is financially broke

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Becky - posted on 11/15/2014

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Yes definitely seek council from a lawyer! Each state has differant rules and laws about child placement. I had much the same issues and you should expect a guardian at lidim to be appointed to your case. That person will look out for the benift of the child and will or should take his wishes into account.

Dove - posted on 11/15/2014

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Personally I'd be calling a lawyer in your area to ask these questions. Considering the fact that they haven't spoken in 3 years, your son is 14, and doesn't want to see his dad... it is 'unlikely' that the court would force it...but you'd really be wise to speak to a lawyer instead of just going off of the word of any random person online.

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