Rochester, NY asked in Child Custody and Divorce for New York

Q: In NY, does a 13 year-old have to visit with a custodial parent who has visitation rights in the divorce decree?

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Christine Moccia
Christine Moccia
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Rye Brook, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Generally speaking, yes. And the custodial parent should do whatever he/she can do to facilitate the visits by speaking to the child, maybe taking the child to therapy, or start out the visits with a third party and the non-custodial parent. It would not be a good idea for the custodial parent to discourage the visits. But each case is different and you should consult a family law attorney qualified to assist you.

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