Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois

Q: Parents have equal days with a 14 yr. Daughter can she make the decision to stay with only one parent

She is cussed and slapped by the one that she wishes not to see this has been seen by other people

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Gary W. Wangler
Gary W. Wangler
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Belleville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The short answer is no. As long as the court order is in effect, all parties must comply. The solution may be to file what's called a "Petition to Modify Allocation of Parental Responsibilities." Consult a lawyer for details on how to go about doing that in your particular case. Also, if there is physical abuse you may decide to file for an Emergency Order of Protection on behalf of the child. I would recommend consulting a lawyer first.

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