What is the legal age a child can choose not to see a parent whois paying child support regularly?

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What is the legal age a child can choose not to see a parent whois paying child support regularly?

Daughter is 14 and refuses to come to visitation with father; mother does not enforce it. What rights does he have?

Asked on October 26, 2010 under Family Law, Kentucky

Answers:

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

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

When she is an adult.  That means when she is 18 years old.  as long as there is a court ordered visitation schedule in place she need to go as per the order.  If she refuses - and you let her get away with it - then her father can make an application to the court to modify the custody order indicating that you are interfering with his access to his daughter and requesting to be the custodial parent.  Then you will be visiting her.  You don't let her get away with not going to school or doing her homework, do you?  Then you can not let her decide here.  Unless you bring this matter - with a very good reason - back to court to modify the visitation you are bound to enforce it.  Good luck.  14 year olds are not easy to control.


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