How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Clare Your Own Question
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34900
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

Can a 14 year old deside not to see there father how has parental

This answer was rated:

can a 14 year old deside not to see there father how has parental responsability
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What has the pattern of contact been until now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

from the age of about 3years he is surposed to have her every other weekend Friday 6pm until sunday 6pm .One week in school holiday one week at easter and every other Christmas this was ok at first, but then he would let her down a lot .He would change her weekend at the last minute then not turn up,from about the age of 10years it did improve for a time but then he started to let her down again. When he does have her he goes jet skiing ,she is left with his partener or he goes to his friends takeing her with him She does not wont to go any more ,as he does not bother about what she wants to do. he says he will take her to the cinema or bowling but never does.

hope this helps

Has your daughter told her father how she feels - or does she simply wish to stop attending?
Has her father threatened you with Court enforcement?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes she has told him lots of times and put in a letter as well, she still wants to see her father ,but maybe once a week after school for tea. Yes he has threatened court action.

At 14 it is your daughter's wishes that determine what time she spends with her father.
You should arrange an appointment with a mediator trained to work with young people so that your daughter's wishes are brought to the negotiation
You should make it clear that you will abide by your daughter's wishes - as will the court
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you