Should you make you child go?

Lynn - posted on 11/20/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




At what at should children decide if he/she want to visit parent if the parent is abusive mentally/physically??

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Rebecca - posted on 09/14/2013




if your child is being abused its up to you to protect them. i wouldnt let them go .....force him to take you to court..make sure you have everything documented get counciling for your child even if its just a helpline on the phone.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/20/2012




You need to prove, with factual evidence, that the other parent is abusive, either mentally, or physically.

Has the child come home with bruises? Other contusions that cannot be explained? Is there a change in behaviour or other indicator of mental abuse?

No judge will consider restructuring arrangements without facts.

But, in most states that I have knowledge of the age, it's around 12. In Wyoming, it's 13. you should be able to check the laws for your state

Dove - posted on 11/20/2012




If you can prove that the parent is abusive... you need to fight for supervised visits ONLY.

I believe most courts don't take the child's considerations into account until around the age of 12, but if your child is under this I would have them in counseling (probably a good idea regardless of age) with a therapist willing to testify in court and request from the court a lawyer that is JUST to represent the kids.

Ashley - posted on 11/20/2012




if the parent is abusive, the child should not have a should put your foot down and say no more visits, unless you can do supervised visits to make sure your child is not being abused. if something happens to your child because you let them go unsupervised knowing there is abuse going on, you could get in just as much trouble as the one doing the abuse, because you failed to protect. get a restraining order, and go for sole custody.

Holly - posted on 11/20/2012




well i think that if there were evidence that there was actual physical or emotional abuse that you would have already presented it to the court and would have already gotten ANY form of rights would have already been taken away

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