Q: Hi! My daughter is 14 and we live in the state of Tennessee. She no longer wants to go over to her dads house.
Is she able to pick which house she can live at full time? She says she doesn’t feel safe over there. Her step mom has put her hands on her in the past. My daughter is bi sexual and she is getting shamed there to!
A: You or she or both could be in violation of a court order if she doesn't spend time with her father as the order says. The facts you have described may be grounds for seeking a modification of the order though. You should consult an attorney.
A: Children are not allowed to make parenting decisions. If you and her father are unable to resolve the issues, seek outside assistance through mediation or the courts to modify your parenting schedule. If you have a parenting plan, it probably has a clause on how the plan can be modified. An attorney may or may or not necessary to accomplish your goal.
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