Can a Non-Custodial parent force a child into a custody hearing?

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My child's father is telling our soon to be twelve year old that decisions with be her's when soon. Inappropriately involving our child because he is upset with me!!!!
Three years ago my child was removed from her fathers care with an Ex-Parte motion. I had enough evidence to show that he was not properly caring for her, for example he was not able to provide her with a stable and safe involvement so much to the point that even from miles away I was able to gather enough evidence show, so I was given Legal Custody along with Physical Custody. At the point of filing a motion to maintain court ordered custody her father did not file a response (opposition) to my motion resulting in the release of a default order directly for the Judge. He was given one weekend a month and a few weeks of summer. We are in constant conflict because he refuses to plan and simply abide by our orders. He makes up reasons as to way he can't take his weekend visitation upon court orders and demands that I work around his life not the court orders. There is unlimited contact with V-chat and text messaging so she has free range of communication with her father but do to the circumstances that has led up to her having to be removed from his care, I have been extremely protestant on following our court orders. He blows up and threatens to go back to court anytime I insist in following our orders regarding visitation guidelines and now he is involving our child in conversations she dose not need or want to be involved in. So, I'm looking for advise and answers on at what age can he force her to be involved with court hearings.


Michelle - posted on 07/03/2015




This is something you really need to ask your lawyer.
If he isn't abiding by the court orders you can take him back to court. At least let your lawyer know though.

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