Do My Children Have to Visit with the Other Parent if They Don’t Want to Go?

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Do My Children Have to Visit with the Other Parent if They Don’t Want to Go?

Oftentimes people will ask me if their children have to go visit with the other parent if they do not want to go, and what I normally tell people is if you have court order setting forth co-parenting time with each parent and your children do not want to visit with the other parent, most judges will tell you that the children do not get to make that decision. I also tell people if you have a court order and you do not follow your court order by letting your children make those decisions you may find yourself facing contempt of court. And, there is punishment for contempt of court.

There are times when there are unique situations in which children may be in danger or other special factors may apply. That’s why it’s important that you contact an attorney to determine what you need to do and how you need to move forward.

You can always contact me, Mandy Hancock, at Banks and Jones. We are located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and you can reach us either at banksjones.com or you may call us at 865-546-2141.

 

 

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