Legal Question in Family Law in Maryland

Can a 9 year old child refuse to go to visitation when a court order is in place stating the child is suppose to go to visitation. Can anything be done to enforce?

Asked on 9/04/12, 8:12 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Sher Wagshal and Sher

Yes on enforcement. The custodial parent is responsible for seeing that visitation is complied with. If he/she is acquiescing in the child's refusal, a show cause order can be filed requiring the custodial parent to comply. If the parents are able to communicate with one another on a civil basis, the best course of action would be to arrange a meeting including the child and try and talk through the issues that are motivating the child to resist visitation.

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Answered on 9/04/12, 8:33 am


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