Legal Question in Family Law in California

My children live with me and see their dad twice a month, if they don't want to go with their dad, can he force them to go?

Asked on 1/11/13, 11:43 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Arlene Kock Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock APLC

If there is a court order specifying visitation, then you must require that the children visit. Consider a return to court on a motion to modify visitation.

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Answered on 1/11/13, 12:51 pm

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

He cannot require them to go so much as he can have you held in contempt of court if you do not make them go. As Ms. Kock said, if you want to change the visitation, you have to go back to court; you can't just refuse or let the children refuse to follow the current order.

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Answered on 1/11/13, 4:33 pm

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