Wahpeton, ND asked in Child Custody for North Dakota

Q: My 11 yr old daughter has been telling me she doesn’t want to come to my place I have joint physical custody of her

I have been really lenient at making her come over I am at the point right now where I no longer am willing to let her decide when she does n doesn’t want to come over all we have is a verbal agreement on days I have her and her dad has her

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Stefan Dunkelgrun

Answered
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: There's the legal answer, and the practical answer.

Assuming her dad is supportive, I strongly recommend talking it through with your daughter and trying to get her to understand and come willingly. Forcing a child to come against her will might be more damaging to your relationship in the long run than giving her a bit more leeway now.

Do you really want the court to get involved?

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