If I have a court ordered parenting planbut thechildren no longer want to go over the other parents house, what do I do?

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If I have a court ordered parenting planbut thechildren no longer want to go over the other parents house, what do I do?

The children are 14 and 11.

Asked on March 10, 2012 under Family Law, Missouri

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You are in a very serious situation, which I think that you know.  The court will penalize you for interfering with your ex's parental rights if the children do not go which you need to explain to the children. You could be held in contempt and thrown in jail. If there is a valid reason for not wanting to go - like their paent is abusive or they are neglected - then you need to make a motion to the court to modify the parenting plan "in the best interest of the children.".  The children will be given an opportunity to be heard.  They can not just state that they don't like it there.  The court does not buy that as a valid reason.  Get legal help here.  Good luck.


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