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What Age Can A Child Refuse Visitation With Non-custodial Parent?

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A child can refuse visitation with a parent that does not have custodial rights at any age, although the outcome of this does depend on age and whether their request is honored is usually dependent on the judge in court.
A child in the United States is able to testify in court at the age of 13 (or there about) and can choose not to see a parent. This will be taken into account when the judge makes a decision but children over the age of 13 are listened to in court and their thoughts are taken as a high consideration. This means that if a child wants to refuse visitation this will usually happen.
If the child is under the age of 13 they can consult their social worker or parenting coordinator who will take this into account and take the thoughts and feelings of the child into the court with them and explain this to the judge. This does not hold as well as when the child is over the age of 13 and may not be taken into account.
In the UK, children can make their thoughts known when a contact order is made and their thoughts and feelings are taken into account when the judge makes the decision. They may make an order along the lines of ‘child may have contact with their parent’ which gives the child the choice to make the contact with that parent rather than the parent being allowed to visit and contact their child. These contact orders in the UK are used up until a child is 16.
In all cases, it is the judges responsibility to ensure that they make a ruling that is in the best interest of the child/children involved.
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My daughter is 13 and we live in OK. She will cry & beg for us not to make her go to her Dad's. We have noticed a huge behavior change in her when it comes to her father in general the past 9 months. We are dealing with that as we can/know how. I have bent over backwards to keep the door of communication open between them from, hour long phone calls w/her Dad to actually having him over our house several times to try to figure out the problem. She tells us he makes her feel creepy and he will say he doesnt know what she's talking about. He always responds back to us that "A Dad should be able to do that with their daughter". I myself don't feel comfortable sending her even if she wanted to go which she doesnt at all. Could I get into any kind of trouble if I stop fighting her to go to his house. I love my daughter and would NEVER forgive myself if I sent her over there and something bad happened to her. I'm trying to get her into talk to someone put money issues are standing in my way. It's $110 hr for someone to talk to her and it's going to take more then an hour to help her and I don't have an extra $400-600 a month.
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In louisiana the parent the child refuses to want to visit must be extremely bad parenting. For my divorce my 15 yr old daughter was granted no visitation from her father, he was extremely abusive. She had to go to multi therapist to tell her story, cost me thousands of $. On the other hand my son has to visit his father. Laws are unfair here. The father has more rights on his sons then his daughter.
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Once guardianship is decided, the curiosity of the non-custodial parent must be cared for. The court will typically order reasonable visitation rights unless the child would be severely harmed by this. Visitation is not absolute. The non-custodial parent's petition will be denied by the tribunal, if it could take the greatest interest of the youngster to disallow visitation. The tribunals consider these variables when making this choice:

Child refuses to visit: As long as this refusal reflects the kid's true wishes and there has not been any negative influence by the other parent, the court could choose to not order visitation.

Reason for kid's wish: If a kid's refusal is primarily the product of the custodial parent's fanning the child's animosity against the other parent, the tribunal would likely order visitation, even over the child's assumed expostulations the family law orange county.

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What age can a child refuse visitation with non-custodial parent in the state of WV
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It depends I'd say about 16-18
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What age can a child refuse visitation with non-custodial parent in the state of missouri?

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