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Q: Can my 16 yr old refuse paternal visitation due to his contentious relationship with his dad? We share joint custody.

We have share joint custody for 15 years following our divorce, but my son is upset over unhealthy relationships and conditions in the home. He recently opened up to me and expressed a lot of frustration. He actually had a break down from not being able to handle the situation any longer. He... Read more »

Jennifer L. Rench
Jennifer L. Rench answered on Apr 18, 2020

I understand this can be a difficult situation to navigate. Sometimes divorced parents can feel stuck between following a court order and supporting their child's wishes. This might be an excellent opportunity to use those co-parenting skills and have a conversation with your x-spouse. This... Read more »

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