At what age can a minor child refuse visitation with a parent? My child is not wanting to go to his mother’s house for parenting time.
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Georgia divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
There is no age, prior to reaching the age of majority, that a child’s desires override the noncustodial parent’s rights to visit with their child(ren).
There are definitely some judges who are more lenient with children, particularly those who drive and/or have tons of extracurricular activities that may occur during the weekends.
In certain circumstances, the judge will acknowledge that a child’s weekends are busy and allow for the child’s participation in other events to determine where that child is during a given weekend.
For example, if a child is a football star and there is an out of town tournament, the judge will likely allow that the child should be at that tournament regardless of whose weekend it is.
However, a parent’s right to see his or her child absolutely is not determined by the desires of the child.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.